|Here we are all set up.This is only the two big, heavy duty tripods with the lights. There is also a huge crossbar that goes on it so a backdrop can be hung over it!|
|See how grey this looks!|
As you can see , the white background---is GREY! Now, organizations like SAQA ask for quilts to be photographed on a WHITE or BLACK background. So... back to the drawing board . We tried incandescent lights and DH still got distinct grey whereas I got cleaner looking , paler grey in the background. I feel this has to do with digital camera technology . Trying to use old incandescent lights- either regular or photofloods , is just NOT cutting it! I think we need to go to the new quartz lamps designed for use with digital cameras. DH is not yet convinced.
To show you how critical White Balance is, here is a shot of the room with the lamps turned on and WB set with a grey card. The next shot is taken with my camera set to Auto white balance . Zowie! What a difference, eh??
|With the photofloods and WB set with grey card|
|How do you like THESE apples???|
|This is a reasonable version of the colour but not exact.|
When the time comes, I plan to post this on the needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.com My bet is it will win a prize for the most boring post EVER :-) Be patient with me, please !