Photo Tips for Showing Off Your Knit Projects
It’s all about the light and a simple background.
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Try shooting outdoors in the shade or on a shaded porch.....
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No direct sun on the knits! Overcast days make it easy.
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Indirect natural light shows off your stitches without distracting shadows or shine.
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Getting close is always good.
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Indoors? Seek windows with indirect light... NO FLASH ! Turn it off.
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Or open your front door and stand just inside it where the sun doesn’t hit you.
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Sitting on the floor next to a sliding glass door!
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Speaking of the floor: using pillows, placemats, for backgrounds
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pillow background with too much of the surrounding area showing
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Get closer !
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Photographing yarn on a placemat: easy peasy.
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Real talk about ourselves in our knits: we aren’t all models in gorgeous homes !
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Look for simple backgrounds/ easy light. This was on a screened porch room off-season.
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Walk around house, place your phone facing into the room in windows with good indirect light .
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Take test shots to see if your soon-to-be-knit-covered body is well lit. Extra points for dorkiness!
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An inexpensive flexible tripod or phone holder is helpful.
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Here’s a DIY phone holder. All you need is a paper cup and scissors.
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So quick and easy !
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Wider cups are best for a stable base.
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Ready to shoot!
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but that background.....
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Phone is facing the window - stay close to it.
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Crop and adjust in Photos
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Check out that lace when the light comes through.
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Try other views, this time I’ve angled to the window.
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Crop and adjust to show off the yoke
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Heads optional! It’s all about the knits... no worries about hair with this crop.
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Photo Timer + app
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Don’t be chicken. Play around and take lots of pictures. Have fun and delete the fails!
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Bye! Happy shooting! all photos ©️Gale Zucker
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