Sunday, March 1, 2009

new cups and photographing issues

I'm kinda excited, again.

I tried a different technique and really like it. Makes the cups look like they have a pencil drawing on them.



I made 8ish tumblers but had a heck of a time trying to get a good picture. I consulted Joy Tanners post on photographing... but i'm still getting clear glaze looking tumblers (and glare... lots of glare) when they are a celedonish color. Going to buy a top light tomorrow and figure out where i put the tripod.

I also joined twitter today. Why? I have no idea. Seemed like a good thing to do.


Joy Tanner said...

Hey Monica,
Shooting glossy glazes are tricky! Maybe try making some diffuser things (with foamcore and white fabric) that you put in between your light sources. Also, maybe lowering the vantage point, shooting directly at the level of the cup instead of slightly above. Also another thing to try is moving the light farther away (still with the light diffuser.)

Just suggestions, I know it's hard! Soda fired pots aren't as shiny so sometimes I get lucky.

monica said...

Thanks Joy. I'll take a picture of my setup so we can have a laugh. Our guest room looks ridiculous. :) I'll try diffusing the light some more, currently I have really fancy tracing paper doing the work. I need to work on an overhead light as well. Times like there I wish I lived closer to you and John!