Hello! I know that last week I promised you another washi tape tutorial, but sadly our weather has been grey and dim of late and unfortunately my step by step photos aren't as clear as I would like. As I was gnashing my teeth and tearing my hair, I remembered that I had a little photography trick stashed away to share with you.
We have big full length windows and white walls in this house, so usually I am able to get wonderful bright photos of my craft projects or Etsy items. However sometimes depending on the time of day, I do get some ugly shadows in my usual photo shoot spot. Like this
I didn't want to have to spend a lot of time editing these shots, but I really wanted to get these photos taken so I could spruce up the shop a bit. Then a little voice whispered "bounce the light". I've read before about using something white to bounce light back onto objects, have you? Well it is simpler than I thought.
I quickly looked around and grabbed the first thing I saw, a large white canvas, and propped it up to the right of the magazine (note, it occured to me to take a photo of the set up later on, that's why it's a different magazine).
I couldn't believe the difference! Not only are the shadows less noticable, but the colours are brighter, and the background is whiter (that sounds like a laundry detergent commercial!)
So repeat after me "Bounce the light". I think a good surface to use for this would be some white foam board. It's cheap, light and can be stored easily. You can easily apply this technique to taking photos of your craft projects or scrapbook pages too!