Tuesday, January 29, 2008
I have been wondering how to make my photographs of my cards better (well, better without having to buy one of those lightbox things - because I'd rather spend my money on stamps, of course!). I stumbled upon a discussion of this very subject at SCS. One of the suggestions was to put the card on the stove and use the stovelight above for lighting. I thought, "I have one of those." So I tried it out tonight. I made a card specifically to try it out. I laid a cookie sheet upside down on the stovetop to give me a level area and place white cardstock on the cookie sheet and behind it. Then I turned on the stovelight and I also had the kitchen light on, the dining room light, and the flash on the camera.

Here's my results. I love it! It's way better than my past attempts at good photographs. I adjusted levels in my photo program, but I always do that - so the results really are from just the stovelight!!


Posted by saucygoat at 8:35 PM |

21 Comments:

At 9:46 PM, Blogger Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said........
What a great idea! This looks fantastic but I'm sure it would look great in any light!
 


At 4:21 PM, Blogger Lori said........
Great card and great idea. Thank you so much for sharing both!

Lori SBS2
 


At 8:06 PM, Blogger Lori said........
That's a great idea for improving your photos. I'm still working on figuring this out . . . Love the cute card.
 


At 6:56 AM, Blogger ScrapMomOf2 said........
Hhhmmmmm, I just might have to try that! Cute card!
 


At 5:30 PM, Blogger Bonnie said........
I love your card!! That image is so colourful, and I agree with bouncy! it would look great in any light! but great idea!
 


At 7:20 PM, Blogger kathleenh said........
The photo came out great! Cute card to test it out with too!
 


At 12:29 AM, Blogger Tina said........
a great card. I love it!

wish you a wonderful weekend, Sista
 


At 8:47 AM, Blogger Drew said........
Clever! Thanks for sharing. I might have to try it. Great card too. So cute!!
 


At 11:59 PM, Blogger Miss C. said........
Great card. The colors are so fun!
 


At 4:36 AM, Blogger Alex said........
Wow fabulous stovelight, lol - this is very cute card, love it
 


At 3:13 PM, Blogger Melissa M. M. M. said........
What a fantastic pointer; thanks so much for sharing it. And gorgeous card. The colours and image are so bright & fun--Yay for orange & pink! And the button is the perfect playful accent. :0)Mel
 


At 9:18 PM, Blogger Maria said........
I agree you card the photograph of your card is nice and bright. The colors really stand out. What an interesting way to take a picture of a card. I guess you just need to remember to take it out or you'll end up baking it one day and that's not a good thing! LOL!

Your SBS2 sis,
Maria (Stampin Inspirations)
 


At 1:01 PM, Blogger ~Michelle~ said........
yay for you to find a way to take better photos! Fun card too, by the way!!
 


At 4:12 PM, Blogger Betsy said........
interesting idea on using the stove light...

I love that little girl, she is one of my favorite stamps!
 


At 6:50 PM, Blogger jenn* said........
she's super cute! and all your trying paid off! great photo quality!
 


At 8:48 PM, Anonymous savitri said........
It looks really good! The picture is nice and the card itself is super cute!!
 


At 1:52 PM, Blogger Expressions of a Creative Mind said........
That really does look great! I'm going to have to try that where I've been taking my pics.
 


At 2:37 PM, Blogger Godchick said........
Great photo! I'm going to have to check out that thread!
 


At 10:09 AM, Blogger AnnMarie said........
Wow! Great card! The stamp is adorable and the coloring is great! You also did a great job photographing it! I have stared taking my cards outside to take their picture! Cannot beat natural light!
: ) Hope you are doing well!
 


At 10:12 AM, Blogger Lesli said........
Very ingenious idea! The crd is so adorable!
 


At 6:37 PM, Blogger Cathrine StClair said........
Great idea - taking the photos can be tough. Cute card - I like how the button looks like the sun.