Monday, October 3, 2011

Where I Shoot My Photos

I took me a while to figure out where in the house I could use to shoot my photos. I used to shoot in my studio but I gave that room up and all that glorious light when my brother moved in. Sometimes I shoot outside but wanted more professional looking photos. I also used to shoot and lay out large projects in the sun room but I gave that up to my brother for his living room/ playroom for my nephews.  I'm now in the dining room on the dark side of the house. I finally realized at certain times of the day when it's finally sunny, my now studio will work just fine. So here is my no frills, no money solution.
2 sheets and an old console table I almost threw out. I love this table cause it's at a great height.
The table is long enough and just deep enough to accommodate just about everything I need to shoot.
I just tie the back sheet to the tall shelving unit. First I ironed it! I always forget to do that...ugh! I get just enough light in here, turn off my flash and tweak the heck out of the photos in Photoshop! But it's working pretty well and I'm happy so far. I love figuring out a no cost way to do something...don't you?


oldblackcatboo said...

I love seeing behind the scenes!

Kaerie Faerie said...

we must be on the same wave, I use to do the same thing LOL
I saved my pennies and bought a table studio, I like it better no ironing
But what ever gives you a great shot is all that is important
love your collection of Halloweenies

Diane MacNaughtan * Dianie Mac * said...

Looks like a perfect pic studio for your wonderful creations!!!

I have a house full as well. my daughter and my 2 grandchildren.
They are all three sharing the guest room which works out okay, but i think I need to give up my studio and make it into a playroom for the little ones.

I wouldn't mind creating in our dining room, especially during the winter season as I have more windows in the dining room to observe the snowfall.

love your creations!


yoborobo said...

I use a shelf where I tape a piece of poster board up first behind the dolls - lol! Or sometimes, I put cloth over a chair and shoot from there. Whatever works, right? :) Your solution looks very professional! xox Pam

Sarah said...

LOL whatever works right! I use a bookshelf with some plants on it..for a bit of green! Girl your dolls just keep getting more amazing!
Thank you for popping by..I know I have been classes are killing me LOL! I know the spider is creepy yikes!
Hugs, Sarah

Rose xoxo said...

Your creations are SO awesome, i've never actually seen much of these kind of 'dolls?' before I came across your blog, your real talented! I love the fact that your background is so simple yet works so effectively, who needs fancy backdrops?!
Anyway hoping for some followers for my newly created blog, not much on it yet but check it out if you want.. 'Sunset' is its name!


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