The weather here (just like everywhere) has been really crappy lately, so I have not been able to take my items pictures outside in natural light. I was taking my item pictures in my studio, but right now I don't have heat up there, so it's slowly turned into a storage shed more than anything else, and I can't get to my picture taking area. So I decided to bring my background into my kitchen to take pictures of items so I could get them listed in my The Craft Star shop. This is what I ended up with, even after "fixing" them with my Picasa program....a yellow tint on my white cards. Yuck.
I auto exposed it...I lightened it...I tried everything, then just got flustered / frustrated and listed 2 cards this way. On The Craft Star site there is a section of help where I found a link to instructions on making a light box. So I went shopping for a box and paper and went to work.
Here it is with just the overhead light on. Still kind of yellow.
Here is is with 1 lamp. I didn't like the shadow, much, so back to the store for another lamp for the other side of the box.
And here's the result. Drum roll please.....
What a difference!!!!
So I spent a whole afternoon taking pictures of my new cards, and scarfs, and some vintage items I have yet to list. Now to come up with tags and great descriptions....and yes, The Craft Star has a how to for them also. :0)
So, do you use a light box???