With a few crafty products and good light, it’s so easy to
create a gorgeous background to complement your project.
Using a 12x12 paper pad, you can use a neutral colour
palette sheet as a background. We also suggest using the back of another sheet
so you have a nice, white surface to make your craft really stand out.
To coordinate with your chosen make, why not include a few
crafty products to surround it? We have used ribbon, flowers and sequins to add
a colourful finish to the photo.
Less is always more so don’t worry about filling each corner
of the photo with craft products. A clear, detailed photo will always look
better than one that looks crowded.
Natural light is your friend, so when taking a photo, make
sure to be in a well lit room so that the camera can pick up on all the
wonderful detail included on your project.
However, it’s difficult to get natural light during winter
or dull days so we suggest using two points of light. For example, you could
use a lamp either side of your craft, to rid your picture of any unwanted shadows.
Your project doesn’t need to be standing up, why not lie it
down flat on your surface?
The end result will look just as good:
Coloured backgrounds will be a great way of inserting a
vibrant look to your photo; you could even use wrapping paper like this:
The turquoise colour complements this craft perfectly,
without the need for any extra products in the background.
If taking your photo on a phone, make sure to rest your arms
on your surface to reduce the chances of a blurry image.
Make sure to tap the screen to focus the image. This is the
photo we took on our phone:
Don’t worry If you don’t use a camera, your phone has the
capability to take high quality photos in seconds!
We have bought a small easel from The Works to rest our
phone so that we can achieve a crisp photo, each time we use it. While looking
at your phone screen or looking through the eye piece on your camera, you will
be able to see if your craft isn’t centred. Make sure to rearrange so no
corners are cut out.
Taking pictures of intricate detail is always worth while as
this could be a section you’ve spent a lot of time working on. Make sure to
focus your camera or phone when taking the picture.
There are a variety of free apps that you can download on
your phone to create a high quality photo such as:
Picsa- A free, google program- https://picasa.google.co.uk/
A Color Story- Free for iPhone and Android devices- https://acolorstory.com/
Both Phones and Tablets have great editing tools already
installed that are really worth checking out.