As a fairly new photographer, I have found that taking photos for my blog is an entirely different animal than taking candids of my family or nature pictures. I have spent time researching taking great process and final product photography for my blog. Interestingly enough, I have trouble finding great tips and tutorials directed at craft or diy photography. But, there is a ton of detailed tutorials and photography tips for taking food blog photos. Lots of behind the scenes set up tutorials, lighting information, composition tips and more. You can check out some examples on my Pinterest blog photography board.
I often have turned to food photography sites and posts for tips on improving my sewing and dyeing blog photography. Some of my recent goals for taking better blog photos have been:
- Shooting photos in good natural or artificial light – I have been trying to take many photos outside in the shade or by a window with diffused light to get nice side lighting. Many of my sewing room photos are taken in the morning when my sewing room has the best light.
- Using a clean background – I have “invested” in a slew of foam core boards for white backgrounds and have started experimenting with other backgrounds like cork boards and brown kraft paper. I have also been making an effort to total clear off my sewing table when taking photographs.
- Paying attention to my shooting angle – I have been working on taking more photos at a 45 degree angle to convey depth of field or an overhead shot.
I am linking up with Soma at Whims and Fancies to share my favorite photos from last month. Some are from my blog and some are from the rest of my life, but I love them all!
Chalking with my littlest one
After raising butterflies from caterpillars, release day was very exciting!
Painted Lady Butterfly
Birthday Baseball Cookies!
Flowers for my sister’s bridal shower