Friday, January 30, 2009

I love when photo shoots go well.

Have I ever shown you my light box? I made it with a tutorial I found on Flickr and I love it but it's a pain in the ass to set up because it's huge! and I didn't want to cut holes in the side of the box for the clamp lights so as you can see I have a mug and my ott lite holding the lamps up.
Anyways, the other really annoying thing about this light box is that every time I set it up I have to take a few test shots to make sure everything is right. Annoying but it's better than taking 200 photos and realizing they are all too dark! So, when it uploads on my computer it looks like this it's kind of dull and lifeless right?


Well, I do a bit of tweaking in Photoshop and it makes the colors pop a little better like below.


Since I finally got around to taking photos there will be new stuff in the shop soon!

7 comments:

KrazyFashion said...

WOW! Do you have to turn off all the lights in the room like that every time you take a picture? What kind of camera do you use?

That light box it cool. I don't even have one! Now I know why your pictures look so darn good all the time! So inspiring! ;p

katelynjane said...

That looks great! I just got a new camera, so I can't wait to take new picture of my items. Hopefully they'll turn out SO much better than with my old crappy think. I do need a light box though, it makes all the difference I think.

Tina said...

Looks good! The photo shoot went well. I always think your pics come out nice.

Rairen said...

this looks really good! so that's how it's done...do you happen to have the link to the flickr tutorial?

Connie from Sweet Figments said...

thanks for the compliments!

yes i turn off all the lights. i find that when i leave the light on or the curtains open the light makes my photos yellowish. i use a canon powershot SD790IS and the settings are manually set.

the lightbox is basically 5 pieces of foam board taped together with masking tape hehe.. let me see if i can find the tutorial.

Connie from Sweet Figments said...

okay maybe it wasn't a flickr tutorial here it is http://jyoseph.com/diy-light-box-for-product-photography/

Madison said...

a light box!!! of course! I bake cupcakes and I just didn't understand how other people made their cupcakes look like they just had a photoshoot! Awesome blog by the way!