Wednesday, July 8, 2009
I'm learning how to use the graduated backdrop I recently splurged on. I ordered it from Photo Tech Inc. and it was $39.60 for the 31" x 43" size, which included the mailing cost. I decided on the lighter gray one. I can see I have to be careful so I don't get a crease in the backdrop. For now I'm storing it rolled up in the tube it came in. It's not convenient to keep taking it in and out of the tube, but I can't think of another way to store it. I can't leave it out with three cats in our household.
I'm wondering how to photograph plates and hanging pieces. Do you have any advice on how I can keep them propped up while I take the photo? Usually I'm alone when I take the photos and I would hate for the piece to fall on the floor and break. I think the amount of gray for the vase above is about right, but I think the bowl needs more gray. That's something I'll have to keep an eye on as I'm taking photos. I also photographed the barrel fired pinch bowl to the right with the new backdrop.
I was putting the sprinkler under the sycamore tree the other day and I noticed hundreds of bumble bees resting on the leaves of the tree. I guess they know where the cool spots are during the hottest part of the day.
Boy am I lucky. I've been thinking about making a PVC light box for some time and the other day another blogger posted about one. Soon I'll be posting about their PVC light box and mine and I'll take more photos of the same pieces using the light box to make a comparison. If you have any digital photography hints or ideas, please let me know.