The prompt for this month was a hand drawn sketch, and I chose to do my tutorial video on taking photos of your work. You can thank Jazzy Jasmine if this is helpful to you! She said she was having trouble getting good photos, so I offered to help :) Because of that my steps will not be on making the project but on taking photos of the project once it's finished!
Step1) Find yourself some natural sunlight --- that big ol' ball of light in the sky comes in handy!
Step2) Find some SHADE in that natural sunlight --- direct light is a bit /too/ harsh.
Step3) Get yourself a white piece of paper.. cardstock, computer paper.. something stark white, no smudges.
Step4) Put the white paper flat on the ground and place your project on TOP of the paper, but allow the white paper to show from a side of the project--- it will all make sense :)
Step5) Get ABOVE the project and take the photo facing DOWN. It's easiest for you to steady this way, and you can get directly on top of the project making it the center focus... some gals are tall enough to do it themselves.. but I use my porch as the resting spot for the project and I step on the door jam.. which gives me just the right height!
Optional Step) If you're photoing something square.. make the top edge of your piece as parallel to the viewer on your camera as possible.. this cancels out steps later :)
Step6) Snap snap snap!! I always take tons of photos... you never know when something /might/ be blurry. Optional Step) Zoom in and get some real nice detail shots, try moving the camera to different corners or focus points, the more photos you have to choose from the better your shots will be :)
Here is the straight up not edited photos of the project.
Step7) Upload your photos to your computer, and open them in your image editor
Step8) Move on to the video!
And there you have it!! Here are my finished photos!
Hope this helps everyone! They really are very basic steps that will help you show your work off in all it's glory! You do the hard work, let others see it =)
♥DeeDee - D²