Do You Photograph Your Work?

When you’ve completed a piece, or even perhaps a work-in-progress, do you photograph any of it? Do you have a shadow box (light box?) where you can professionally manage it? What’s your secret. My craft room has one window which faces west- somewhat irrelevant since I’m often crafting in the evening or dead of night. I have a lovely wee light that is supposed to simulate sunlight, but my cards can look drastically different- so much so that I have recently started posting with-and-without-flash photos of the same card side by side. Iridescence, for example, shows extremely different under those circumstances. Do you photograph head-on, or at an angle? Do you crop your photo to show only the card/item (or perhaps use software to make everything BUT the item in question out-of-focus)?

Using a specified area to focus on

Focus on the card, blur the background

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Side by side pics of the same card- without and with flash. The silver embossing hardly shows without flash.

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Side by side pics of the same card- without and with flash. Iridescent glitter doesn’t show without the flash!

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Side by side pics of the same card- without and with flash

 

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Stamping wandering geek.

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