Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Why You Need A Light Box

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)
You can find this card and my other ones, here in my Rusty Art section of my Yankee Burrow shop 
on The Craft Star.  And you can read about the history of my Rusty Art here.
So, do you use a light box???
Be blessed,
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