I started by digging out my husbands little point and shoot which he uses very occasionally for his business.
Here are some of my very first pictures.
This one actually isn't too terrible because I unknowingly chose pretty good lighting.
I was in completely over my head, and I figured that out pretty quickly. Now, any of these photos are fine when you want to show fellow quilters what you're making. They want to see your design, the colors and fabrics, and they'll look beyond a bit of ugly gray carpet around your quilt. But when you want to sell this quilt, you need it to look bright, cozy, and show them the details without seeing the toys piled up in the background.
I took inspiration from Camille's stunning photos of quilts, and read her post about photography. And then I read Pioneer Women's advice, and soon I wasn't happy with my husband's camera any more. I wanted to shoot with aperture priority (in my case, I wanted the blurred background). So I bought a Canon S3 IS on Ebay for a good deal, and so far I'm really happy with it, although I haven't even begun to understand and put to use all it's capabilities.
I've mainly used my daughter's room for my shop photos because it has white beadboard and aqua walls as well as cute old furniture painted white, and a large window. The only problem here is that she actually USES this room, like, two naps per day type of thing. So it can be a little interesting at times.
I know I'm babbling on here, but I'm coming to a point, and it involves a giveaway, so bear with me:)
Originally I took all the quilt photos for my shop on this rocking chair in the corner.
But there's always such a nasty shadow in this corner. So now I've started hanging them over the mirror on the dresser.
I'm curious which one you like better? Hanging over the mirror, or the rocking chair.
Or are outdoor photos still the best. Please think in terms of buying a quilt from a shop, and what type of photo would be appealing to you. Leave me a comment with your opinion, and I'll give you a chance at this little prize.
A Panache charm pack and one yard of coordinating fabric. I'll pick the winner on July 21st.