Tuesday, May 17

Improvised Photo Studio

Hi crafty friends!  Today I would like to share with you my improvised portable photo studio.  I have been using the D-Flector by Sharpics for over 2 years now, and I have been satisfied with the photos I take.  But during that period, I would usually set my D-Flector on my stool, and depend on my OTT craft lamp and ceiling light fixture of my craft room for lighting.  It helps when it's daytime, and natural light comes in through the window.  But it does make a difference when I take photos at night. 

Hoping to improve my photos, I decided to buy a couple of those $10 clamp lamps from Walmart, and use daylight light bulbs with them.  And then I covered the lamps with plain white fabric to hopefully soften and lessen the shadows a bit more. 

After putting together the components of my "improvised studio", I tried to take photos of my cards and compared it with the past shots.  I was right, the shadows are softer.  And since this setup is in another room which uses "regular" light bulbs, changing them to daylight light bulbs will hopefully make the photos a lot better.

Of course, I'm eyeing a better portable studio setup.  But until I have the budget for that, I'll keep enjoying my improvised studio.

'Til next blog!

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