Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
After the weekend photo shoot for Twelve by Twelve, I decided it was time to try to get some good photos of what I have been creating. I bought some black velvet for a backdrop and pulled out the tripod. It is amazing what a good set up can do! I don't have any special lighting, so I am still relying on natural daylight. This creates rather dramatic lighting coming through the window. My biggest challenge was getting the right exposure with the black velvet. The camera automatically wanted to over expose everything to make up for the dark background. All detail was lost in the strong contrast. I found that I had to make sure the light was very diffused and crank the exposure way down. With such long exposure times, I never could have done it without the tripod. I did find that I had to wait for the washing machine to finish the spin cycle because even that was causing some vibration that ruined the crispness. All in all, I'm happy with how the photos turned out. Next, I will have to work on staging, but for now I will just stick with the black velvet.
Sunday, March 7, 2010
This week's to do are just to finalize my chapter and write some short statements about each of the quilts. I can't tell you how good it feels to be almost done! Next week at this time, I should be letting out a big sigh of relief!
Friday, March 5, 2010
Come down and check out the new Indie Banditas Shoppe. I'll be hanging out tonight from 6-8pm for the Bainbridge Island First Friday Art Walk. Kate has done an awesome job of filling the store with treasures from Puget Sound Artists. I'm so excited that I received the honor of being her first sale! There will be live music and treats, so make sure to stop by if you are anywhere in the vicinity of Bainbridge.