Monday, August 16, 2010

Professional Photography

After many tries at
A. Getting my pots to professional photographers
and
B. getting professional photographs
I have come to the conclusion that I should just bite the bullet and learn how to do most of my photos myself.

A tool that is going to be invaluable is my new collapsible light box. I tried it out the other day......

When photographing outside it is important to WEIGH DOWN the lighbox in case of a breeze (I did this with a kiln shelf.)

Now to just get the darned thing down. Look very easy............

Oh yes. I've got ! I've got it! .....just hang on a minute..........


Voila! (fuzzy photos courtesy of timer on camera and slow film setting)

7 comments:

Damon Young said...

That's a great idea. Thank you.

And nice photo, too.

Kings Creek Pottery said...

Lovely~ I have one of those cubes too and LOVE it...however, I always have to look at the directions to fold it up again!! Regardless, it's worth the effort, you final photo being the proof of that :)

-Kathy

Linda Starr said...

I might move my cube outside I got better photos there than I do with my lights in side.

Patricia Fernandes said...

Hi Shannon

Love your work! I was wondering where you purchased your amazing collapsable light box/tent as all I've been able to find so far are small light tents.

Kind regards

Patricia

www.patriciafernandes.com.au
www.prettiesallinarow.blogspot.com

Shannon Garson said...

I got my lightbox from Ebay. Just search "collapsible lightbox". There were all different sizes.

frogpondsrock said...

Were you happy with the photos? I have some very good photographs of my work and some very ordinary ones. It seems a shame that so much effort goes into the work and then my photographs end up looking like after thoughts. I will have a look on ebay for a light cube, thanks for the idea. Cheers Kim

Sophie Milne said...

So funny Shannon, my cube took off just the other day, found some old bricks to hold it down but I love the kiln shelf idea.

Also, I like using largish sheets of coloured or white card for the backdrop instead of those flimsy sheets it came with. You don't have to iron cardboard!