I've been thinking a lot lately about photography. About how - when you blog is the center of your business - the emotional power of images plays such a huge role. Good photographs, good sets, good styling are so important.
They say a picture speaks 1000 words. I reckon 900 of those words are ones we make up in our own minds to form a story around the image. Look at any interiors photograph on Design*Sponge or The Design Files or Olivelse or Bloesem and think of all the assumptions you make about how the owners live, and how fantastic that life might be (even if it's not!). Sometimes the photos create a yearning to have a piece of that life, which we can do by buying or making something for ourselves. It can actually be quite manipulative, don't you think?
Anyway good photography is an area I really need to work on. Not to be manipulative as such, but so I can better convey the images & dreams I have in my head for my textiles. I'm slowly takings steps to work on this:
1) I bought myself a new camera! A Canon G10 (huge thanks to Marcel for getting it cheap for me!)
2) I've been thinking about & researching props etc for textile & product shoots
3) And... I made my blog template wider, so that I can link in my images from flickr which are larger and look MUCH better. Blogger compresses the bejeesus out of photos.
Anyway here's some random studio shots I took yesterday with the new camera. Nothing fancy, just playing around:
... & spindle
My Nana's old mixmaster... put to good use :)
Chromatically arranged inks
Wall of ink sample swatches
Apron prototype, also put to good use. Thinking of making apron kits actually - what do u reckon?
Yay new camera :)