Doing my rounds of WOYWW blog posts yesterday was very enlightening. It's great to see how other people craft. Amongst other things I saw a pillowcase being used as a background for taking photos of cards. Wonderful idea.
It got me thinking about how everyone here takes photos of their layouts before putting them on their blog.
Do you take great care to get perfect lighting and a plain background for your photos? I have pictures in my mind of people precariously climbing on steps to get the perfect shot. And positioning angle-poise lamps to prevent unwanted shadows!
Are you a perfectionist? Or are you more laidback and anything goes?
I tend to use a wooden table or the lounge floor for my photo-taking but I'm never totally happy with the end result. Cropping the photo doesn't always remove the background either if I haven't got the camera perfectly straight to begin with. And lighting is always a problem in the evening when I tend to take my photos for the blog as I'm at work all day.
My daughter often uses large pieces of white card as a blank background for her photography shoots. She has even hung sheets from the lounge walls - but come on, I'm not taking an 'A' level here - I just need a decent picture of my layouts for others to see! And layouts tend to flippin' bend in the middle if stood upright I find! Not helpful at all.
So, any tips shared on how you overcome these pesky problems would be gratefully received.