Taking photos of my sock monkeys
my craft room is very small so not a lot of space to take pictures but I do my best. We often go out to take pictures in the park or country side.
1/ natural light is the best most of the best pictures are taken outside. Too much sunlight can also spoil a photo. Just get the right light and you get perfect pictures.
The sun was over to the right of this picture
this is just a little light with the sun behind the camera but they say the light needs to be behind not in front. I think you have to find the right position but out side is the best.
Taken on the same day this lovely picture facing the sun as it went down showing the reflection in the water. These was taken on a sunny chilly day in January 2018.
love taking pictures in summer some of my best ones are when the sun shines on a lovely blue sky day.
This was a shaded area with the sun just peeping through but lovely picture
love this picture taken further away catching the blue sky and park more of a landscape picture. These photos where taken with my iPad showing that you don’t need an exspensive camera to take great pictures.
pop of colour made this picture. Used a lot of these pictures for my calendars.
2/ pictures taken inside. They say the best back ground for taking pictures inside is white so it makes the item stand out. I use some big pieces of card for my back ground. Also the right light is important. Natural light again good idea to set up near a window but you will find again the weather predicts the picture too sunny no good too dull no good. So you need other light ! As my room is small I just use my main light and a tall bendable lamp but you can buy professional lights and reflectors. But if just starting out and you have a nice light space you don’t need exspensive lighting.
getting it just right takes time. Handy to have a tripod when taking pictures this one is a fold away one so it’s great. If useing my iPad I just hold it but you can sometimes get blurry pictures. But sometimes for quickness it’s easier to use the iPad or your phone if you want a fast picture for your social media pages
This was the result with camera very bright still getting a few shadows but a clear picture.
This one taken with my iPad still a good picture but not as sharp and more shadow.
Picture taken with natural light from window.
3/ Some photos look good with coloured back grounds or matching. Deco or just a pop of colour play around see what looks best. You can also edit your pictures make them lighter darker or crop give them frames. Make collages with them some great apps.
Like this one with a flower drawn picture in back ground
This one breaks all the rules but I LIke how it turned out again taken with iPad.
4/ what ever you choose to take your pictures if it’s your phone or your camera you find your own style it’s a lot easier now to take photos. What’s the difference between iPad ,phone,camera. Cameras better for zooming in for taking from a distance and sharper. IPad,phone is more convenient And handy for editing but you need to get right up to object for closeup but they do take great pictures. Yes you can buy better phones and cameras for more exspert pictures but if your on a budget you use what you have.
this camera was originally my hubbys he take better photos than me LUMIX 21x.
I hoped this was helpful I’m not an expert at photography but learned a few things over the years of taking pictures from taking my bagcharms to now my sock monkeys. List of apps I use below.
Thankyou for reading julie
MOLDIV is my favourite app , spark post app, drawing desk app for iPad Apple.