Loc: Northwest Arkansas, USA
|Posted: 3/30/2013 1:09:18 AM|
I wonder if anyone could give me some tips for photographing my layouts and project life spreads. I can't get rid of the glare on my photos and I can never photograph straight!
How do you all photograph your Scrapbooking?
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Loc: Ontario, Canada
|Posted: 3/30/2013 1:51:06 AM|
I put my layout on a piece of white foam core, and lay it flat on my front porch. It is important to use indirect sunlight.
I stand as close to the layout as possible and hold my camera up and directly above the layout, so I am shooting straight down. My DSLR has a rotating/fold out preview screen, so I can use that to make sure the layout is as square as possible in the field of view. If your camera doesn't have a fold out screen, try standing on a chair so you can get right above the layout.
Sometimes I have to use the lens correction feature in Photoshop to square up the layout and fix any slight tilt, but with practice this has become less needed.
I also brighten, add contrast, and vibrancy in Photoshop to give the layout more realistic colouring.
To God be the Glory!
Loc: Glad to be back in the Carolinas!
|Posted: 3/30/2013 4:20:59 AM|I use a Cowboy Studio. I keep the 12" one out and also have a 24" one if I need something larger. They fold just like the window shades for your car. LOVE them! Inexpensive too!
|Posted: 3/30/2013 5:02:22 AM|
Patter, that's exactly what I've been looking for, I'll have to check out where I can get one over here.
I've seen boxes made from those wire cubes with sheer white material drapped over, then small spotlights on each side. I was thinking of making one but your box would save me the trouble.
I was planning on having the camera on a mini tripod so it can be centred on the layout and no risk of it moving it while shooting. The tripod can be left at the right height all the time. A small box of the right height would work too.
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|Posted: 3/30/2013 10:30:36 AM|That's so cool, Patter! I never knew there was such a thing!