For the most part, I consider myself to be a pretty creative and crafty kind of person. I really want to be able to share that side of me and post about the projects, crafts, recipes, and other creative organization ideas I have. The problem is that most of the time when I attempt to do this I discover that the photos I’ve taken of the project didn’t quite come out as great as I had hoped. Some are so bad, in fact, that I don’t even post them.
That got me started down a road of self-teaching. Taking photos of objects, crafts, food, and experiences is much different than taking photos of people. I wanted to learn how to take better photos so I started researching how I could do that. Over the last few months I’ve gotten a lot better at taking photos for my blog but I am far from great and still have much to learn. I figured it would be cool if we could learn together.
Every Wednesday (starting 1-4-12) I will be posting a photo behind the photo. I’ll also let you know the tips I learned and applied to that particular photo shoot. Here is an example.
This is the photo as posted on my blog here: Rice Crispy Treat Recipe for the Holidays.
And here is the photo behind the photo.
My tip for this photo is use that early morning sunlight! I threw an old sheet over our patio table and had Carsten hold a white poster board behind the cake plate. I did not want an ugly old fence and our brick exterior showing in the photo of my rice crispy treats. That would be, bleh! Poster board is the perfect cover up for that.
BONUS PLAN: White reflects light so this set up caused the rice crispy treats to be lit up from all angles.
That’s it. That’s how this little adventure will work. If you want to join along with me I’ll have a link up ready for you to to link to. Just be sure you have a photo “behind the photo” as well as some tips to share. This should be lots of fun! I hope to even get some of my favorite photography blog buddies to help us out with some tips and such. I’ll be starting on January 4th so mark your calendars and be sure to follow the feed so you can share and learn along with us!