Between the light boxes, fancy equipment, staging, flay lays and everything in-between, taking pictures of you cards can be the most frustrating aspect of card making. Especially if you haven't found what method works for you. Everyone of us is different; from our card styles, to our crafting goals and all the way to our photography skills. Which is why knowing your Photography Style is so important. In today's podcast, we are going to review the key aspects of finding your natural photography style and how to put it to work for your needs.
What you need to understand about yourself and situation to find your photography style:
- Why do you need photos?
- Which layout are you most comfortable with?
- Where will you find the best light?
Why do you need photos?
- Are you wanting a picture for yourself or do you want to share them on social media with your crafting friends?
- Do you want to sell them?
- Do you want to enter challenges, be a Guest Designer or make it onto a Design Team?
Which layout are you most comfortable with?
- Flat lay
- Try a wood finish table to lay your card on and photograph
- Use a piece of white poster board
- Neutral card stock
- Stage the flat lay with items you used or supplies that accentuate your card
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- Stand the card up
- Find a place with a great background or backsplash
- Use a corner box and try different background colors
- Head outside and find some great textures or areas to photograph in
Check Out Your Photos
- What layout worked best for you?
- What is your absolute favorite picture?
- Why do you think it looks good?
Find the Right Light
- Take your ideal card layout and find a spot with great light
- Take pictures of the card in morning light, mid-morning, afternoon, mid-morning and evening light.
- Which worked out the best?
- What time was it taken?
Start your photo journey by using what you have at your disposal.
Tell us in the show notes what you found out about your photo style.
- Are you more of a flat lay or traditional style?
- Do you enjoying staging or are you more of a natural shot?
- Where did you find your best light?
- What is your photo purpose?