Monday, June 10, 2019

Testing with the Walking Purse

I finally broke down and did it. I bought a light box.

I'd been making do with something I'd constructed out of poster board for almost a year now. Initially I wanted to see if it would help with lighting. It did. But it was flimsy, so I spent half my photographing time holding it up.

I bought it about a month ago. I only just got around to setting it up and trying it out.

I figured I might as well take pictures of the second walking purse...


I'm rather pleased with how these came out. And I'm quite happy that all I had to do was set up the light box and not worry about the whole thing toppling over as I shot.

This is my second attempt at this purse. (If you want to know why this is a walking purse, the explanation is here.) I made a few modifications. Mainly, I changed out the border...


I have not lined it yet. As I finished the putting together of it just before the cold hit, I'll blame illness (although "just" before is rather stretching things).


I plan to write up the pattern at some point. I'll add it to my ever growing list of published patterns.


The bead that I'm using as a button rather looks like a soap bubble...


I'm rather pleased with the purse. And the light box. I still have a ways to go before I feel comfortable with it, but it feels way more comfortable than how I felt when I got the new camera. So, progress.

20 comments:

  1. That's great you got a light box! I bet you were wondering after you got it and used it why it took so long to get one in the first place! I do like your walking purses!

    betty

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  2. The light box certainly lights it up evenly.

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  3. That's a really pretty purse! I like the pattern and the color. Nice job with it!

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  4. The photos really do look good, so it must have been a worthwhile investment. I feel like that first pick there is the purse equivalent of a glamour shot. Maybe someday you'll be able to publish a book of all those patterns.

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  5. Your cute purse is highlighted nicely. I never thought about using a light box for picture taking. The Husband used on years ago when he was drawing cartoons.

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  6. It displays your works better. I like it.

    Dimensions of the purses would be nice.

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    1. I almost photo'd it with a ruler, but then didn't. It's smartphone sized, the larger smartphones. (I'll put measurements in the next time.)

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  7. The pictures look good. I had a lightbox, but never figured out how to set up the lights and have it work. Everything came out grey.

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  8. Real like texture of the purse. Like to see your light box and more crafts, please.
    Coffee is on

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  9. I love it! The purse and the lighting.

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  10. The lighting is good - it showcases your work, and both purses are very well done. I love the textures and colors and the fastener on the brown bag.

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    1. *doh*, that first bag is black... (Yeah, the lighting was really bad for that one. It was just after the deluge...)

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  11. The lighting really helps showcase the purses. They are so cute and love the blue one (of course)

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  12. The light box does an awesome job. And I'm totally in love with that bubble button. It's very cool.

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