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I spend a lot of time taking photos of my quilts and quilt projects and I thought I would share something that I use a lot.
Must Have for Quilt Photography
I probably spend almost as much time on the photography and editing of my photos for blog posts as I do actually making the quilt project!
I like to get up as high as I can when I’m taking the photos and a step ladder is the perfect way to do this.
Notice my sliding design wall that Builder Bob built me in the background? I have so much fun using it when I’m working on projects!
My quilt studio is in the basement and we have a dropped ceiling so my design wall isn’t your standard 8 foot tall. It is about 80 inches tall and 8 foot wide. My cutting table is on wheels and I can easily move it out of the way to take photos.
I had been using this ladder forever and never liked the narrow steps. When I would try to stand on the second step, I would wobble and sway all over the place.
Not safe! The older I get, the more I worry about falling. Of course I am kind of a klutz so I should be careful.
If I wore shoes while taking photos maybe this ladder would be alright but I am one of those people who immediately takes off their shoes when they get home.
I think I prefer to use my new ladder this way so I’m not bending over the top part. Most of the time I don’t need to get any higher than the second step.
Recently I showed the faux brick wall and ladder that I bought and use for my photography.
I really like using them and when I showed the Island Batik log cabin quilt yesterday, it was on that wall.
If you don’t have a design wall be sure and check out my post where I use my garage door for quilt photography!
I also use foam core boards and bead board for my quilt photography and shared a post on that.
This is the light weight 3 step ladder that I bought so I could safely take photos of my quilt blocks and other craft projects.
Notice that the steps are nice and wide so you feel secure putting your entire foot on it. It is also perfect for changing light bulbs and other things but it always comes back to my quilt studio!
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