Do you take photos of your projects, scrapbooking or otherwise, to share online? if so this tip is for you! Our former house had big full length windows and white walls, so I was usually able to get wonderful bright photos of my craft projects or Etsy items. However, sometimes depending on the time of day, I did get some ugly shadows in my usual photo shoot spot. Like this
Sadly, In our current house with less light, this is what I end up getting most of the time so I have had to use this tip constantly.
I don't want to have to spend a lot of time editing project photos, so I need to do something to get brighter photos SOOC (straight out of camera). Then a little voice whispered "bounce the light". I've read before about using something white to bounce light back onto objects, have you? Well it is simpler than I thought.
I quickly looked around and grabbed the first thing I saw, a large white canvas, and propped it up to the right of the magazine (note, it occurred to me to take a photo of the set up later on, that's why it's a different magazine).
I couldn't believe the difference! Not only are the shadows less noticeable, but the colours are brighter, and the background is whiter (that sounds like a laundry detergent commercial!)
So repeat after me "Bounce the light". I think a good surface to use for this would be some white foam board. It's cheap, light and can be stored easily. You can easily apply this technique to taking photos of your craft projects or scrapbook pages too!