Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Taking Photos

Hi All!

Happy Tuesday to you! Hope you're having a great day. We've already done the grocery shopping and got the laundry started. Unfortunately, I don't have a card to share today and not sure I will have time to craft either. I should be back tomorrow with a new creation though.

I have had a couple people ask how I take my card photos and so I wanted to share a picture of my new light studio. My hubby got this for me for my birthday last month, all on his own I might add! It was reasonably priced at $100 and came with the 2 lights for the sides, a tripod for the camera, and a box with white sides and a colored background in gray and blue. The really nice thing about this light studio is that it's portable and folds up in it's own storage case. So if you don't have the space, you can put it away in the closet.

If you live in a place that has mediocre lighting and you can count on the weather outside to be as undependable as possible, these light studios are a great alternative. I used to get decent photos from my table lamp, but I always had to lay the photo down so taking photos of anything but a card was tough. I really love this studio! and so does someone else....

As you can see the sides are white and for mine the bottom is gray as I have it upside down to use all 3 white sides for my photos. I lay a piece of white card stock over the gray bottom. The lighting comes at the subject in the box from the sides and then over top from your room's light source. You can see here that someone else has decided that this makes a pretty cozy sleeping spot too!

You can get this light studio from Hammacher Schlemmer

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you have a great afternoon with fun things planned!

Happy Stamping,


Dorcas said...

Thanks, Denise! What a great idea! I've never seen anything like it in the stores. I wonder where your husband found it? I love the fact taht it folds up... Thanks for sharing. :-)

Ellibelle said...

I love your cat Denise. He/she is so photogenic. Just had to tell you.
One of these days I am going to get one of these light boxes too. Your cards always look gorgeous.

Create With Joy said...

Thanks for sharing Denise - I SO need this! LOVE the pic of your kitty by the way - you should show off kitty more in the future!