Looks like my newly discovered thing with swatching isn't just a fling; it's a full-blown love affair. I'm still swatching for my new shawl/shawlette pattern and I'm as fascinated with it as the day I created the stitch pattern in Cat Bordhi's Engineering New Stitch Patterns class. Every new swatch teaches me something different. I have the body of the piece worked out (I think) and now I'm finalizing the border.
I didn't get any really great photos during the class. I was too busy being obsessive about my stitch pattern and I also didn't want to disrupt the class. I'm still figuring out the when and how of photographing events like this. I asked Cat if it was O.K. to post stuff about the class on my blog and she was more than gracious about it. I'm still a little hesitant to photograph participants--when and how do I let them know the photos might end up on my blog? Do I have to have them sign a release? It's all a bit awkward. I'm hoping my upcoming photography class will answer my questions. Meanwhile, here's a photos from the class.
Even though this photo isn't technically great, it's still my favorite from the day. This is Cat helping someone (didn't get her name) with a sock fitting issue.
I'll post some swatch photos in a day or two. I need to buy a bounce flash and an infinity board to get the types of photos I'm after. Photography makes knitting seem low-cost, but with this blog, they go hand in hand and I really have no choice. Are you buying into my reasoning? Yeah, I thought so.
i use a piece of white styrofoam (packing material) --about 18 inches square, and a square ottoman.ReplyDelete
I cover the styrofoam and ottoman with a white (old) sheet.
I have a (not OTT) true light lamp of a similar style. (i want a second to wash out shadows. (1 light from right, 1 light from left!)
Not perfect but not too bad a set up. (considering i am in the running for the worlds worst photographer!)
there are one line directions for building a light box-from PVC tubes and semi sheer fabric (old cotton sheets are pretty close to semi sheer!)
the best is my tripod--i sometimes use it for still shots (but not usually) but always for videos.
Very cool!!! You know, if you do get that tattoo on your butt, you'll have to post a picture to show us all!! ;)ReplyDelete