Hi-ya Crew! Hope you are all doing well. Have you had bad storms in your area? We had more storms here overnight and had a partial power outage at work for a bit today. Hopefully none of you are out of power and haven't had any storm damage. I know there have been some crazy storms all over this week. Anyway, here we are with Part 3 of the Your Questions Answered series and today we're focusing on the few photography questions you had for me. I'm not by any stretch a professional photographer! But I'm happy to share what info I can with you, about how I get the photos that I do. Sound good? Let's get started!
I have this photo light tent and usually I prop my cards on one of my vintage florist frogs for photographing. Pretty simple really, and then after I upload the photo to my computer, I usually edit the photo in Photoshop CS4 for MAC by adjusting the levels or contrast, etc. just to bright the photos up a bit. (You can get Photoshop Elements much cheaper than Photoshop and it has most everything you'd need for editing photos.)
If you're taking pictures of things other than cards, don't be afraid to think outside the box. If you're taking pictures while on vacation, look for interesting things that might otherwise get overlooked, like the intricate light post I snapped a picture of when we were in Venice (in the photo above). Also, you might automatically think to take a picture of a sweeping panorama shot like the one below, but you might also consider zeroing in on one interesting window or a single house as well, like I did when I took these photos in Burano, Italy.
When taking pictures of kiddos, get down on their level. Sometimes this might mean you'll have to get down on your knees or sit on the ground but I bet you'll be thrilled with some of the shots you'll get, when you shoot from their level. Just look at what a cute picture I got of sweet Ally girl while I was down on my knees.
When taking pictures of people's faces, one tip I love is to shoot from slightly above your subject's face. This causes them to tip their head up slightly, eliminating any of that 'double-chin' action that we'd all just as soon avoid! :)
All righty, that's all the photog stuff for today. Just a couple other things for you to check out though....did you see this post at the CARDS Magazine Blog? They're previewing a few of the cards in the June issue of the magazine and the card in the top left corner is mine. Also, check out the Paper Crafts Connection blog today.....another fun card and a giveaway as well! ;) Thank you to both the CARDS & Paper Crafts blogs!
Back soon with a new color challenge and some other fun stuff as well, however at the moment, we're running out the door to spend a bit more time with my family while they're still here in town. Gotta take advantage of the 'baby time' when we can!