Thursday, 15 June 2017

Frequently asked questions ...

I am going to answer another of the Frequently asked questions that I have received from friends and followers on my blog.

Today I am going to answer:

"Do you use a light box to take your photos?"

In short, the answer is no, I don't use a light box to take my photographs.  I am very fortunate that I have a room with lots of natural light including a skylight that I take my photographs directly below.

I am by no means an expert photographer but I do have a very good Canon Camera and a 50 mm 1.8 STM Lens that is particularly good for taking close up photographs.  I also use PicMonkey Photo Editor, the basic editing program is free but you can upgrade at a small cost to obtain additional features.

Having said all of that, I think the most important thing to remember when taking photographs of cards is to make sure your camera is on the same level as the item you are photographing.  I place a large box on my table and place a 12 x 12" sheet of white card stock on top, I then prop up another sheet at the back.

When I sit at a chair I can line my camera up with my card ensuring that I am at the same level, this makes it much easier to take a straight photograph and make sure your card looks square.  If you take your photograph from above or at an angle your card will distort and look askew.

I have two previous posts in this series where I answer

"What paper do you use for printing?"


"What printer do you use?"

You can find them both HERE, if you are interested and would like to take a look.

I hope you find this information useful and that I have managed to answer some of the questions that I have received. I would just like to say that I am NOT recommending these products, I am only letting you know what I use.



Janice said...

Great photography tips Pauline, thank you! I can see where I'm going wrong with mine 😉
Janice x

Beebeebabs said...

Thanks for sharing!!!

Fiki said...

thanks for sharing
have a nice day

Debbie said...

Great tip as this is one of the things many crafter's struggle with. As I do the have a great amount of natural daylight I invested in a photo box with a built in LED light strip. Another good tip is to add a backdrop - I use a brick wall backdrop for my photos and this can be done easily with wallpaper samples 🙂 xx

Jules said...

Hi Pauline

How lovely to have good natural light. Your skylight must make a big difference.

Your pictures always look wonderful!

Love Jules xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Thanks so much for sharing your tips on photographing cards!!

cuilliesocks said...

Thanks for these tips Pauline, my photography is quite pants, Kate x

Berina RGA said...

Thanks for these info, Pauline!

Mia said...

Thank you for sharing these tips.

Daffodil Cards said...

Great tips, thank you Pauline.