Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Lighting for Photos


You might be wondering... "Is she taking pictures on top of her washer?!" Yup. I have struggled for years trying to get good light without any abnormal colors. In order to take good photos of art, or I guess anything that sells on line, a light tent or good natural light is needed. Our wee abode is surrounded by trees which block a lot of light & so many pics would have a greenish tint.  I have tried every window in our home with only modest success. Normally much photo editing is needed to capture the colors accurately.


But just recently I discovered that on top of the washer is THE best place for photos, I get lots of natural light without any green tint to the photos. It's close to the back door with a large window which gives me perfect light for photos of my small paintings. Plus the white enamel and my handmade white card stock screen reflect 
the light and the colors perfectly!!

Oh the paintings... the upper left is practically finished, I just have to paint the sides. The large has the most work left to do..it's a new color palette for me. And the smallest painting still has a way to go before I consider it finished.

8 comments:

  1. Beautiful paintings Diane! Taking photos for your products can be a little tricky. Natural light is indeed the best thing:)
    www.agirlwithfeathers.com

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    1. Thank you so much Carolina for taking the time to say hello.:)

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  2. lovely work.. lighting is the key glad you found a place that worked for you

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    1. Thank you Hena :)oh, your photo "Heaven's Web" is terrific

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  3. A very nice tip for the natural light dilemma. I'm glad to know this works for your.
    I LOVE your paintings. I will be back to check more out.

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    1. Thank you so much Kim for your encouraging words! oh, your painting the Birds is lovely!

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  4. Love your paintings... and using the washer as a good place because of the lighting is just wonderful!!!
    Hugs,
    Michelle

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    1. Hi MiSchra! Thank you for stopping by with your kind words! :D

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