I was at Staples and checked out the poster board because of course, I had to try this. I have a nice new camera, the Nikon J1, which I love and it still wasn't showing the detail and capturing my pictures as I would like. Of course I wanted two pieces of posterboard for this, one for the bottom/floor and one for the backdrop. I was being cheap and the posterboard was $15 for two pieces after tax and I said no. SoOoo my battle continued and was back to square one. When I got home I searched for whatever pieces of scrap wood we had leftover for my scraproom project and came across the perfect size of plywood. I took a can of leftover white paint and painted a coat to make my own backdrop. We had a leftover piece of white laminted MDF and brown (like hardwood) from what??? I have no idea, I assume something when it came to building the house.
So after my FREE photo backdrop this is what I had. I took all of my layouts that I have uploaded to my TwoPeas Gallery and re-took pictures of ALL of them. To say the difference wasn't that noticeable is an understandment. I'm kind of mad at myself because I deleted all the original pictures so I can't even show you how different they look (in an incredible way.) I placed my little photo studio in our dinning room where there is lots of natural light, kept the lights off, and shot away. I'm telling you having a nice white backdrop and floor is amazing and truly makes a heck of a difference.
I took my photos at a normal looking at the picture view
from across. Today, Ali Edwards has a great blog post about how she photographs her Project Life albums. She basically follows these same tips but takes her photos from above by standing on a chair. I'm thinking I will definitely be trying this approach to see if I like it any better.
How do you take your photos? Have you found any helpful tips and tricks??
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