Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Taking Photos

For a couple of years now I've been wanting to make a set up to take quilt photos like on the Holly Knott website. They have a wonderful tutorial called Shoot That Quilt on how to make the stands and photograph your quilts. I bought everything to make the lamp stands 2 years ago and finally, today, made them and now have it all set up in the basement.

The impetus to get them made is our girl Sofia is having a birthday party on Friday and we're going to take photos of all her friends as part of the festivities. We're talking about 10/11 year old girls here - I think they'll have a blast posing, and then I can email the pics to their Moms.

I took some test shots after school of the kids and some boys we babysit - they didn't get all fancied up, but I think the photos are still great!

The stands are super easy to make, and cheap too! If you can use a screwdriver then you can make these stands. Screwing these brackets to the 2x4's is all it takes...

The most expensive part were the special lightbulbs at $15 each, but I think there are some much cheaper alternatives out there now since it's 2 years later.

I can't wait to see how photos of quilts turn out with this setup. Guess I'll be doing some playing tonight!

And local friends - want photos done?? Come on over and let's play!!!


Elisa Black said...

Great setup! The light and colors look good on your trial run! Can't wait to see how it looks when you do your quilts!

Janet said...

I love the whole idea of being organised for quilt photography. The photos of the kids are great.