Hello, I really like today's card but I really don't like the way the photograph turned out. Perhaps it was because I used a daylight lamp to counter the late evening orange sunlight or maybe it's because it is a black card but whatever the reason I think it just looks a bit rubbish.
Up close and personal the "chalk" marks are subtle and add detail to such a CAS card where as through the lens it just looks like I had mucky fingers. I find photography one of the hardest things about blogging. How do you translate the crafty gem sat in front of you into a photo that really shows it off just like they do in the magazines. My hubby says, as it's sort of in his line of business, it comes down to lighting, equipment, the photographer and the editing........ that doesn't really help me (sorry sweety).
I think I I've improved from day one but I'm also aware I'm not the best when it comes to "taking pictures". I'm so envious of people who stage their crafty bits beautifully with a colour coordinated spool of twine or the occasional lace doily......I've tried this but it just ends up looking like I've tried taking a photo on my desk before tidying up.
I guess for now I'll stick with what usually works; my Canon compact, a sheet of scrapbook paper as a background and a copy of Photoshop Elements that I kinda know how to get round. I'd love to hear your thoughts or suggestions on taking crafty photos for blogging... but for now hear is the aforementioned representation of what really is (honest) quite a nice card- designed using the cue card from CASology- "apple"
Thanks for stopping by, sorry about the rambling - and happy crafting (and photographing)
p.s. I forgot to mention the school themed card also ties in with today being the first day that the kids are back in school- wish me luck!