Photographing Crafts

Blogged under Crafty Biz, Getting Craft Work Published, Publications from Moi by Tammy on Friday 27 November 2009 at 10:53 am

One of the reasons we didn’t have any company like we usually do during Thanksgiving - other than the fact that I’m writing like a wild woman lately and my house is a disaster because of this - is because our guest room (aka sewing room, storage room, etc.) is now a photo studio. We have set it up in order to take photographs of the jewelry we are making for a new book my husband and I are working on together.

Above is a picture of the set up. All of this, other than the extra table lamp in the center, came in a very cool kit I got off Amazon.com. It includes the tent, white and black backdrops, and two adjustable lamps with two special high out-put photographic fluorescent bulbs, 45 watts each. This kit got some excellent customer reviews, and I have to admit that I agree. It has really made a difference to have this set up while working on this book.

I know photographing crafts and jewelry especially can be very challenging, and while there are lots of way to make a tent yourself, I think considering this whole set up (not including extra lamp, camera, and of course, camera tripod) is worth the money.

5 Comments »

  1. Comment by Cyndi L — December 4, 2009 @ 10:41 am

    Thank you (again!) for this recommendation, Tammy :-)

  2. Comment by Eileen — December 5, 2009 @ 11:34 am

    You would laugh at the photo studio setup my DH and I put together in a storage closet using a large piece of plywood with two drapes (white & black) tacked to it. Our lighting is one of those construction site tripod lamps.

    Maybe it’s time to make a small investment in some proper lighting!

    Thanks for sharing this tip.

  3. Comment by Tammy — December 5, 2009 @ 4:55 pm

    That lighting has really made all the difference. I just wish I had discovered this sooner. The only issue for us is that we normally use this room for other things, but now it’s taken up with all of this equipment until after we are done with the book.

  4. Comment by Sherri — December 7, 2009 @ 8:00 am

    Thanks for all of this info! Now you have me thinking about where I could get up something like this! :-)

  5. Comment by Lynda — December 8, 2009 @ 8:53 am

    I bought one of these recently on a recommendation of a fellow blogger and they are great! My pictures are so much better. I put mine in the basement out of harms way and in an area we don’t use. Works perfectly.

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