Photographing Quilt Projects and Kaffe Fassett Fabrics
Like most of us, I love getting a package in the the mail that contain quilt fabrics and goodies! I order these beautiful Kaffe Fassett fabrics last week from Fat Quarter Shop. The 2 ½" roll was on sale and I also picked up a couple yards of matching fabrics for I quilt I'm going to work on. The colors are beautiful!
I have to say that this is the FIRST time I have ever worked with Kaffe Fassett fabrics. I have always thought the fabrics were wild and beautiful but.....out of my comfort zone. Wanda from Exuberant Color uses them quite often and I have always admired her work. If you click on her Kaffe post label you will find over 400 posts that Wanda has done using Kaffe Fassett fabrics! Wow! She also works with batiks......a lot!
I also bought the Creative Grids 90 degree Double-Strip Ruler, I think you can guess that I'll be making a strip quilt! I really didn't need this ruler as I have the Cozy Quilt Designs Strip Tube Ruler.....I think I have a couple others too......I can never have too many rulers!
I can't wait to start sewing with this neat 2 ½" roll of Kaffe Fassett fabrics! I found them on Craftsy also.
I was asked to share a little bit about how I take my photos for my blog so I'm going to share a little information with you.
- I use a Canon G9 camera (I have had it for 8 years or more) but I just use the automatic features. I have also started using my Samsung 6 for more and more photos. I am amazed at the quality anymore.
- I NEVER use a flash.....ever.
- Most of the time I take my photos in my quilt studio. I only have one window but lots of overhead lights. I also pull the blind down before I take my photos.
- If I take photos outside I either do it in the morning or late afternoon, never at noon unless it is overcast.
Here you can see that I am using a section of beadboard for my back drop. I bought a 4 x 8 foot piece from Menards and had Builder Bob cut it into a 4 x 5 section and a 4 x 3 section so it would be easy for me to move around. I think Menards will also cut it for you for a small price.
- I also use a piece of white fabric that I quilted......I need to either quilt a bigger piece or buy a quilted mattress pad.
I move this display all over the room depending on the time of day and what I am taking photos of.
Every photo on my blog goes into Photoshop first where I usually adjust the image. I also resize each photo. My normal size of photo now is 650 x 650 pixels. I save as a JPEG with a quality of about 7 so my file isn't too big.
Here is a photo of another Fabric Basket made with Art Gallery Fabrics as it came out of the camera (I resized it for this post). I am going to make a Pinterest image with this photo so I made sure to have plenty of vertical space which is what Pinterest wants..
I can also crop this image so I have a good photo for my blog post. This image is 650 x 650.
Here is the image ready for Pinterest. The size is 600 x 900 pixels. I have lightened the photo and added text.
Once I have my photos done it is time to upload them and write my post. It takes time but hopefully it makes posts that you enjoy reading! If you have any questions be sure and ask! This photo was taken with my Samsung 6 phone.
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