Thursday, 26 July 2007

Big on the PRO, low on the $$$

At times, it's really difficult to get that one shot, the shot that draws you in and dream of its potential. A good yarn/knit portrait can inspire me beyond words into the realm of covetland. That dangerous place where expensive fibers live to be touched and petted, but not to be taken home. But what happens when you cross that path and make that splurge? Sure shopping is great, but showing off is even sweeter. That's where the photos come in. It's the joy of triumphantly saying, "LOOK WHAT I GOT!!" But if a color is off or the image isn't sharp maybe everyone won't be conveyed that message. Like a scene out of StyleByJury we aren't giving ourselves as much credit or time on appearances as our hard earned money surely deserves. I started researching light boxes the other day and I came across a tutorial that gives clear and concise directions on how to make a DIY light box and why it works the way it does. I still found taking pictures kinda hard. I don't think I have my lights set up properly. So without any further adieu, let me flash those new to my stash. 4balls of Debbie Bliss Cathay. What did I post previously? That DB was too expensive? Not when it's 20% off ! Oh and on a whim, two hanks of Rowanspun tweed dk that was 60% off. Who can say no to 60% off? The color is spot on. I love it's tweedy goodness. I had some trouble getting the color right.. There we go, whitebalance was set to daylight. So... Yah. I spent a good chunk of change today and I'm very happy about it. I think with more practice and perhaps some lessons from Toby I'll get it down pat. CHEESE!

3 comments:

lekkercraft said...

colors are so tricky to photograph. especially with digital cameras, which seem to have all these little tricks and functions that i sure can't figure out.

Love that cathay - the color is so pretty!

Laura said...

Lovely photography indeed!

Team Knit ! said...

thanks guys, I have more on the flickr site if you are interested in giving some feed back :)