I don't know about you guys but one of my BIGGEST problems is photography! I mean, I love it! I think it'd be AH-MAY-ZING to become a photographer, pictures are the best! But, if I can be blunt for a moment, my problem is....I SUCK AT IT! Seriously.... ISO, white balance, aperture.....Whaaaaat???? Photography is a VERY important part of a blog...so, I've been doing some research. And when I saw that the lovely Beth of Plum and June was hosting a Quilt Photography Workshop over on her blog I couldn't resist!!!!!
From what I gather the workshop is going to be Bloggers helping each other out (isn't that what blogging is all about?)! Beth will be sharing some tips she's learned along the way as well as having a monthly Linky party for all of us to link up to!!!
Let me be honest with you though, I don't have many tips so I dunno how helpful I'll be, but hopefully I will learn a few things along the way!!!
This month Beth wanted us to focus on FABRIC photography....as quilters/sewers we all have plenty of that right!?!? :-) After reading Beth's post I don't think I had the right idea for my post, but I'm going to go with it anyways. I have 3 different stacks of fabrics, all of these photos were taken INDOORS, and GASP at night!!!!!
I have a nice camera....it's a Canon Rebel, but just because the camera is nice DOES NOT mean I will get good pictures! Aaaaaaand, I kind of lost my manual *face palm*!!!! One thing I have learned in my research (beside really needing your manual) is that AV mode is FANTASTIC!!!! The camera still does a lot of work but, the AV mode makes me feel like I can take better pictures! LOL!
So, what I've done is taken all the pictures with my camera set on AV mode, I didn't mess with any setting (basically because I DON'T KNOW HOW!). I have edited most pictures I'm about to post but I have a few that I left unedited so you could see the difference!
I edit ALL my pictures with Picmonkey, I love this site! It is sooo user friendly!!!
Alright, enough rambling...let's get to the pictures!
This was a stack of recently purchased fabrics.
Anyone who knows me knows I love a rainbow of fabrics...so I just had to get fabrics in all different colors!
Here is the unedited version. Sooooo dark, but I guess it didn't help that I was taking the pictures at 11:00 AT NIGHT, huh?
Yep, love me a rainbow of fabrics! This stack is actually being transformed into a project for my Sewing Room Swap Partner!
I've actually kind-of set some goals for myself for my photography...wanna know what they are? Sure you do!!!
- Take pictures during DAYLIGHT!
- Get my new pressing board made so I can have a "less busy" background!
-Try to find my manual for my camera....or download one!
-Try to learn more about ISO, shutter speed, aperture, and white balance
If you haven't already, go check Beth's post and all the other wonderful blogger's linking up!
~Hope y'all are having a GREAT day!!!~