Hola Friday! :)
Here's my take on my guest blogger Amy's challenge to use at least three different patterned papers on a card...I used four! :) They were from a pile of scraps...I just went with a circular theme..I think it works??!!...*LOL*
The chipboard butterfly is from American Crafts, the pins from Heidi Grace, crochet doiley and handmade felt flowers. If you missed the tutorial on how to make these flowers, go to this post.
The winner of the last challenge - the stamping challenge is Smita who created her first ever layout! Congrats!
Today I want to share with you how I edit my card photos taken in natural light.
I like to take photos by the window where there's nice natural indirect light (morning/evening). You need indirect light because direct light casts very harsh shadows on your card. I usually take a few shots without flash at different angles. This photo was taken at 8am.
I brighten up the photo using the Curves/ Levels function. It's like flash on your camera but you have more control over where you want your light to be...
I use the hue/saturation function to get the colours close to my actual card. Then use the brightness/contrast function to add a little depth to the photo. Add a drop shadow and you're done! :)
So this is the process I go through for my projects. I do love the fancy props that others use to photograph their projects with but that takes a lot more time to set up. For a while, I wanted to build myself a collapsible lightbox but gave up when I realised how big it had to be to take shots of 12 x 12 layouts..*LOL* I guess this works for me because where I live, there's an abundance of sunlight! :)
How do you photograph your projects?
*Edited* This card was featured in the Create gallery under cards featuring handmade flowers...:)