It is always a challenge to take photos of quilts. I am always looking for the perfect play to photography my quilts regardless of the weather.
Quilt Photography Backdrop
If it is too windy or sunny it is impossible to get a good picture. This is my Scattered quilt pattern which is still one of my most popular patterns.
You can find the Scattered quilt pattern in my new shop.
I have been looking at photography backdrops but many of the reviews talked about wrinkles that couldn't be removed when the backdrop was vinyl.
I'm still going to end up buying one of the vinyl backdrops and seeing how they are but for now I bought this brick wall backdrop which is made out of a heavyweight soft texture fabric and I'm very, very happy with it. The size is 8 foot by 8 foot.
The brick wall backdrop looks a little funny with our beige carpet, I'll come up with something to fix that. There are some folds showing in the photo but once I properly pinned it they disappeared.
This is how it looked when I was first setting it up. The first time I pinned it up was a little crooked but we fixed that. I invariably hang everything crooked the first time. There is a pole pocket at the top so you could hang this on a backdrop support system. I have one but this wall will work fine.
The color is listed as white but it is actually a light gray which works even better for my quilts. I also bought a white distressed quilt ladder to hang my quilts on. Builder Bob just shook his head because he could have built it for me. This one is 6 foot tall, maybe I'll ask him to build me a taller one!
It is very lightweight and came assembled, you can't really use it as a ladder but it is perfect for quilts. I'm definitely going to have fun with my brick wall backdrop and quilt ladder.
Every photo I take goes into Adobe Photoshop to get edited and re-sized before being added to my blog. Sometimes I change the colors and exposure a little bit. I have been experimenting with my new Samsung Galaxy s9 phone which has a fantastic camera and takes RAW/DNG files.
I took this before I put a different rug on the floor.
I think my Canon camera does a better job with colors but using my phone is sure easy!
I pulled out my Twirling Windmills quilt for a photograph. This is a free pattern on my blog. I had a white rug that I placed on the floor to hide the beige carpet. Not too bad.
I recently took over a spare bedroom and have the backdrop up all the time. I use Kraft paper sealing tape to hold my backdrop up. This makes it easy to remove the backdrop from your wall and move it if you like.
Lighting - lighting is very important, I bought 2 Photography Daylight Umbrella lights by LimoStudio and really like using them. They get moved around a lot, sometimes they are in my quilt studio but most of the time I keep them here.
The wooden ladder is perfect for draping a quilt over it and is very lightweight.
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