Monday, October 18, 2010

photographing work effectively.

Despite the spring windy rainy weather I got outside a little bit last week and following some tips from a selection of wonderful links which Melanie of Kimono reincarnate posted.
I decided to do a few new photo shoots with my latest work, and try and get some better ones of my older things. I tried to capture the fuzzyness of the upcycled felt in the pine tree
(dash robin tree brooch)

the softness of this linen-cotton blend thread...(dash robin nest brooch)
and the texture contrasts here of the glass and thread and bark.

Shape and colour was the main thing I was concerned about capturing here, in this last image. This is such a fantastic piece of fabric-I found it in a second hand/antiques shop in nearby Deagon, can you believe it was once a 60's floral cushion cover?
(dash robin bird brooch)
I'd love to know what you think!


Kirsten said...

LOVING that first one (surprised?!)...not surprised you appreciate melanie's blog too.

Chrissy Foreman C said...

Wowzers, the third photo down is so crisp it makes my eyeballs want to pop out of my head!
Looking great hon x

Kirsten said...

by the way, what kind of camera are you working with kate?

Crochet with Raymond said...

Great photography! I find it really hard to do good close ups on my cheap camera, so have to take the pictures from far away and hold it reaaaaaally still, then zoom in later!
I love the pine trees Kate, love the embroidered path, it's so 3-d, such beautiful work!
Have a lovely week!

Kylie said...

I think your brooches are just fabulous Kate :) Stitchery is addictive, isn't it? Have a great week. K

dash robin said...

canon g10 and corel picture paint editing :o)

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

The photos look great! I'm so glad that you found the links useful!

Kirsten said...

going to have to look up that camera kate...not one i know. professional? and melanie, no idea how i missed your post about this but off to check it out now (photos look great by the way kate - especially like one and three)