Hi! I’ve been really busy lately: teaching at extra schools for a month while we waited for more staff to be hired, taking two courses online, organising three posts a week on the Sewcialists, AND sewing and blogging for myself! So while I’ve got plenty of summer sewing projects still waiting to be blogged, I … More Better Pictures Project: Lightroom Presets (and my new tattoo!)
I started using Lightroom last year, as part of my exploration of blog photography through the Better Picture Project series. You can find all my old posts in the header at the top of my blog (or here), but after Carolyn did an update on her own blog photography, I though maybe it was time to … More Using Lightroom: Is it worth it?
This week I posted on the Cali Fabric blog about this cute new lace-overlay dress. It sewed up just like I wanted, and I was really pleased… until I realised I had to photograph a short-sleeved dress on a February day full of wind, hail and snow! Ladies and gentlemen, the Better Pictures Project returns for just … More It’s All Lies: A Better Pictures Project Post
Almost every person I’ve talked to in the Better Pictures Project has told me to show RAW instead of JPEG – it’s supposed to give more control in the editing process. I don’t know why it seemed scary to switch over, but turns out it’s as easy as changing settings on the camera. I didn’t … More I finally shot RAW – oh, and made a coat!
Our final Better Pictures Project inspiration is Rochelle from Lucky Lucille. I bet that when you hear her blog name, you can picture her style exactly – which is one of many things I find inspiring about her! Rochelle and I started sewing and blogging around the same time, and met online through the Colette … More April: Find Your Style with Lucky Lucille!
I do! I wear makeup most days anyway, but I do enjoy adding a little extra pizzaz for blog photos. Here’s why: 1. It’s fun! (If you don’t find wearing make-up fun, then just ignore everything I’m about to say.) I really enjoy buying and wearing make-up though, and blog pics are an excuse to be … More Do you pile on extra makeup for blog photos?
Better late than never, right? I got so excited about Lingerie month over on the Curvy Sewing Collective that the first week of February just flew by, and now I’m late introducing this month’s muse: Seamstress Erin! But what’s a week between friends, right? Let’s dig right in! Erin is one of the growing number … More February: Having fun in pictures with Seamstress Erin!
We’ve all had this happen, right? Your camera focuses on the background and leave you all blurry. Figuring out my camera focus has dramatically changed my pictures this year, so I wanted to share a bit of what I’ve learned, and experiment with other options! First of all, most DSLRs have three focus modes. One … More Better Pictures Project: Understanding Focus Modes on your DSLR Camera
As part of the Better Pictures Project, I signed up for a month-long free trial of Lightroom in December. Every blogger I know who uses it loves it, including my November Better Pictures Project muse, Closet Case Files. Heather wrote a detailed post about why paying for Lightroom is worth it, and what edits she … More Better Pictures Project: A Beginner’s Thoughts on Using Lightroom
… and mostly fail. Katie makes it sound so easy! This post is two things: a review of a recent make, and a what-not-to-do of indoor photos! First, the dress. I wanted to sew my Jungle January dress, but couldn’t decide just what to make, so I grabbed this Cali Fabrics rayon print instead. I … More In which I attempt to take nice pictures indoors…