Monday, December 29, 2008

A Little Coaxing

That's usually what I need to get myself to try something new, even if the something new was my idea. About a month ago I bought a light box kit. Basically this entailed a portable light box, a pair of lights and a tripod. The plan was to start using this set-up to take product pictures for my store. I brought the box into my studio with the intention to start using it right away. And that's pretty much as far as it went. Until today. I'm going to be taking some of the pictures for my book and it dawned on me that maybe I should learn how to use the light box. All I can say is, "What took me so long?"


This thing is amazing. The colors are so true and I didn't even set up in an especially dark room.


I've been making some new items for a shop update next week and I'm so glad that I finally decided that the time had come to try out the light box.

17 comments:

Eva said...

My eyes eat these colours, and their taste is wonderful

jude said...

gotta try this light box thing. taking pics is so annoying when they look all wrong. thanks

Andi said...

The photos look amazing.

quiltycat said...

I like as you follow the fabric designs with quilting.wonderful colors!

jacquie said...

where did you get your kit? it makes such a difference. the colors are amazing!

Shannon said...

Isn't it cool? I think this is the same lightbox kit I got for Christmas this year! I had been using a cardboard box with the sides cut out and tissue paper over it - cheap and effective but it doesn't last long.

Hope you have fun - the pictures look great!

be*mused jan said...

Please post the info re: your light box kit. I'm sure it would be of interest to many of us who struggle to get that *true color*.

Cindra said...

Wonderful. I saw a light box kit in a camera store, but yours must be different. Maybe bigger. Can you post the info? Please!

jackie said...

I can only repeat what others have said - gorgeous colours and great photos. I also use a cardboard box with tracing paper sides which is a bit of a pain.

Lasso the Moon said...

They look so great! Good job. I have a hard time trying new things, too. It's not that I'm against it; it's just that my day is too full to fit in learning a new skill. But I'm always glad when I do!
Anna

froghair said...

great pics, and great interview on etsy!

Dana Evans said...

Congratulations on being the featured seller! Much deserved... :) Dana Evans

Aubrey said...

Just saw your esty interview. Love your work! Great colors. =)

www.jeffmartinceramics.blogspot.com said...

viva color! you work is most beautiful..i read your interview, very nice. i am adding you to my blog roll, and lok forward to seeing mor of your work! cheers..jeff

Sam said...

Saw your interview on Etsy as featured seller - Very lovely work you do!! :)

Leah/ Texas/ United States said...

i love it too! please post info about what light box you use. Thanks - great colors btw.

Leah

Izzy Herriette &; Co said...

WOW! I'm not a part of the quilting world. I am so impressed and curious about all of the fabric designers out there. Years ago, I dabbled in dying, a little quilting, drawings,painting,knitting, crocheting and lots of sewing and some design work with home decor; doll-making and sold in a local shop. Your fabric design just has me spellbound - it's the same style as some cards I experimented with last year - just dye on very light paper. But your patterns, blends of color and design are absolutely knock-out, unique and oh, so tasteful! FUN! I wish I could come and mentor under you. I used to work with a designer in Florida, where we died the t-shirts and did all sorts of original designs atop the die. I have designed drawings of fabrics that I wanted to make bedding with for myself. Is it possible to do such a thing without schooling? I watched your entire flicker show. AMAZING! Is all the fabric your own?