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
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
… 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…
I’ve been on a quest since summer to figure out how to sit in pictures and not look, well, lumpy and stumpy! It’s nice to have a variety of poses to shake things up, and after standing and leaning, sitting seems like the obvious next choice. When I talked to Jenny about photo tips, she … More Sittin’ Pretty: Aka. How to sit and still look pretty in pictures!
Blog photos. Love ’em or hate ’em, they are a big part of how we share our sewing creations. And whether you use an iPhone or a fancy DSLR, there are always ways to up your photo game! Over the next 6 months, I’m going to try to improve my blog pictures by focusing on … More Join me for the Better Pictures Project!