Ladies Camera Club

1 Mar 2016

More Pretties

Friends ask me how I take piccies of my cards.  So I'll let you know my super secret.  Yonks ago I'd use my best cameras and shoot in RAW format then primp in photoshop.  I'd set up my pro studio lights and all.  Took frigging ages, it did. These days I'm  like "sod that malarkey, it's far too faffy.  I'm too awesome to waste time doing that for a crummy card".

Up here, in the sticks of Glenbervie, where I stay with Sally the gardener..... In a weeny cottage - space is of a premium and time is lacking.  So this is what my teeny weeny photo space is like from two foot away.  The glue pot and paper on the left act as a reflector to brighten up the shade and shadows.


And best of all, I use my iPhone to take the pictures. I know, right?  Who would have thunk it?


Note: The Paris card is made from craft packaging by trim crafts, I think.  Too gawj to chuck away.

I crop the piccies square now so I can adjust lights and darks in Instagram.  And that's it.  I mean, it's not hard at all and I don't  pretend to be fabulous.  I guess I naturally am ;). Joking aside.  Grab a daylight lamp, some pretty papers and don't forget white card to reflect the shadows.  

And voi-bloody-la.  

A pretty good mini studio for emergency wintry light where daylight lasts all of five seconds.

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