Thursday, September 1, 2011

Gallery style photos

Hi all! It's been a crazy busy summer and I know that I haven't been back here in a while but I wanted to share a new project of mine. I have been putting together a new photo studio for taking gallery style pics of my work. The goal is start submitting my work to a few gallery shows and publications. While I think the style of pictures I have been using for etsy (with the green backdrop) have worked for online sales, a gallery just won't take them for review. I will share my setup, which I did for under a $100 (not including my camera which I have owned for a couple of years now), but today I'm just going to post the pics I think look the best. I'm still working on lighting direction and detail stuff but this isn't so bad for a first try! What do you all do to take gallery quality shots?


Lori Buff said...

I'd love to see your set up. Since I lost access to a professional light box I have been searching for a good solution. I bought some decent quality lights and graduated paper but am still getting too much shadow, even with a reflector at the camera lens.

Anonymous said...

a white cloth like a hanky over you light sources
might help soften the hot spots,
i saw a photographer had a hanky tied on her flash for this purpose..

some of you designs remind me of scrimshaw,
they are very pretty