I’ve been waiting ages to photograph the remaining project bags that I didn’t sell at Chagford Show two weeks ago. I like to take project photographs outside to get the better light and I find the plants give a better backdrop. However every time I’ve had a moment to photograph the project bags, it’s either been brilliant sunshine or rain. Being Dartmoor, of course it’s been mostly rain.
Yesterday afternoon the weather was finally better – not great, but okay, so I decided to take the photos. I began with my grab bags, but the metal handles just wouldn’t sit well and I didn’t have much time. They look great in real life, but just didn’t want to behave for the photos. In the desperation I hung them from a door. I’ve put them in the shop, but I’m far from happy with them, so will have to do them again.
I moved onto the zipped project bags. These behaved better, but just as I was about photograph them, the sun came out from behind a cloud and started casting shadows. I didn’t have time to wait for it to get lower, so moved around to find an angel where I didn’t cast a shadow on what I was photographing. The result…?
… The skein of yarn, that was supposed to enhance the photo and give a visual idea of the size of the bag, is distorted by the angle into making it look much bigger that it is! These aren’t even going near the shop.
On a positive note, I was happy with the picture of my one remaining black Labrador purse.
But as Meatloaf says, one out of eight is pants!
Of course it’s raining again this morning. So while I wait again for better weather, have you guys got any top tips about taking wonderful project pictures?