Wednesday, September 30, 2009

my creative space . last calendar post i promise!





today my space has been mostly outdoors ~ a quick trip to the hardware shop for a sheet of plywood and some nails. back home to hammer the calendar up, then out the back to take some more photos! the top photo shows the light today ~ overcast but quite bright out of the direct 'sun'!

i've listed it in the shop already, but wasn't happy with the display photos i took ~ i have to say that taking photos of my work is by far the biggest challenge for me ~ and photography is such an important part of having an online shop!

the demands i placed on taking the one perfect photos were many! i wanted to show the detail as well as the big picture {all 12 sheets} and i wanted the setting indoors {like where a calendar might live} and i wanted the background to be sparkling! i let go of some of the obvious things and jumped in and out doors with my board and camera whenever the breeze started or stopped. i gave up on getting all detail {the text is charcoal rather than black, so already a little tricky to catch} and settled for a picture that shows all 12 pages and hopefully communicated the general feeling of the calendar, the colour, the 12 designs and the white space . . . am sure there is room for improvement {and maybe a photography course}, but for now, this is the photo i'm going to use {the top one!}.

i'm always interested to read about how people overcome challenges they face with running a creative 'business' . . . if you feel like sharing some, i'm all ears . . . thanks for all the encouragement and lovely comments along the way with this project :)

for more creative spaces or to show yours, visit kirsty at kootoyoo.

10 comments:

Kylie said...

I've found the photography part of blogging very challenging lately too, Belinda. It's hard work isn't it? Thank goodness for digital cameras and being able to bin the lot of them before going out to try again! ;) Your calendar looks divine. K

esque said...

Ditto, photography is very challenging for me too. There is only so much photoshop can correct! Lol

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Alisa : Ink Caravan said...

Oh Belinda, photography challenges for you and me both! : ) I think you've got the sparkling in the bag. : )

Amanda said...

I am pretty hit or miss with my photography...It's definetly a perspective thing..I would look up other pictures with semi similar subjects and get an idea of how to execute your own...

Great work either way!!:)

Lola Nova said...

Wow, what an ambitious project! Some days it doesn't what I try, the photos wont come out; other days it seems a breeze - ah well. Looks good!

soulflower said...

Wow I love the calender! Yes I have a hard time with the photos. My camera isnt the greatest either. Really thats why many things take a while to get posted in my shop styling and photograpy.My husband makes fun of me because Ill take 56 shots of one item. Thank goodness for digital cameras!

Meichihko said...

I am still learning how to take good photos too. It's challenging! Great post! Thanks for sharing

Kirsty said...

There's always a challenge isn't there.

The calendar is really fabulous.

zoetropa said...

Your calendar is really lovely! I so understand your frustration of taking pictures, it is such a challenge. And especially taking photos of 2-D artwork. ugh! :)

ALL ABOUT CHOCOLATE CREATIVE... said...

I making a post about your cute drawings in my blog and have add your blog to my etsy blogroll.

Thanks for stopping by
Regards from London
Marga
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