The camera on the iphone is pretty awesome and with the right lighting and a few good apps it can do a reasonably good job and I must admit that when I’m in a hurry it’s easier and quicker to pick up the trusty phone to snap a few pics.
This was my go to for the new Fusion pieces that I managed to finish just in time for the last Shop Local in Kent market at The Hive at Edenwood. I was worried (optimistic!) that they’d sell and I wouldn’t have any photos. I also had those gorgeous little pumpkins and they just screamed out to be used as props. The little scene was set on the table in my conservatory and snapped away. I thought the photos looked pretty cool.
Then yesterday I added the pieces to my website and suddenly those “cool” photos looked seriously naff next to the other photos on the page!
So there I was at 10pm last night setting up my light tent and tripod. The big “Daddy Grown Up” camera came out the drawer, with its 105mm Sigma Macro lens attached.
I don’t have a lot of space in my studio, but I take the photos in here because I have daylight bulbs in every light and believe me, every light gets used! There is a need to get into some weird contortionistic (yes, that’s a word – I decided so!) positions to get the distance I need in some photos. Onyx the puppy thought I’d invented a new game just for him!
Do you agree that it was worth the effort?
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