It’s so great to see so many members’ projects!
For each piece of work, please email one overall photo and one or more close-up photos. Photos taken in the landscape orientation (sideways on your phone) and with natural light work best. Please email your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is 6:00 p.m. on the Sunday prior to the Monday meeting!
Here are some tips if you would like to take your photos to the next level, say for posting on Instagram and Facebook!
- You don’t need an expensive camera – any point and shoot will do… you can even do it with your cell phone’s camera if that’s all you have!
- Good light is important – if you can, take the quilt outside to photograph… however, sunny days will create lots of shadows, so best to do it on a cloudy day
- If you must do the photography inside, take the photos during the day in a naturally lit room
- Create a ‘story’ around your quilt
- Add props… for example, if it’s a baby quilt, place a teddy bear or baby rattle on or nearby
- If your props include candles, light them… but make sure the wax doesn’t drip on your quilt
- Use props, but… make the quilt the focal point, not the props
- Zoom in on some of the detail of the quilt. If you need to get a close-up of the detail of the quilt (a specific block or the machine quilting) … you can use a tripod or place your camera on a solid surface so the ‘shakes’ don’t blur the image
- Include at least one border in the photograph