3.30.2010

Taking photo's

I finally get out to my photo booth this evening and got it all set up. Now I think I have to spend a bit more time reading about my camera and playing around with the lights that I have. Here are a few shots.
Some are pretty flat, some have alot of reflective light......it all just takes time to work out but I was so happy I at least got out there and have started the process.
I need to get back to throwing a bit tomorrow. Please let me know if anyone has an good photo advise. I do have a standard camera I use to use in college to take photo's but I know digital is the way to go so if I can get some good shots with my Nikon Coolpix, that would be great!

8 comments:

FetishGhost said...

Those picts look pretty darn good for the first round. It really helps that your work simply looks fantastic in the first place! They still need something though... I'm still living on this learning curve too so I need to keep an eye on what's thrown on the pile.

Michael Kline said...

I don't mind the backdrop, but I do mind the distortion of the pots. This is caused from the shot being taken in the wide angle. Try backing up as far as you can and zooming in to get less or no distortion.

The work is really nice. Color is good too!

Linda Starr said...

I didn't notice anything but your beautiful work and lucious colors, spectacular pieces. Wow.

Michael Mahan said...

Nice photos. I bought a circular polarizing filter recently and really like it. It's the kind that twist circularly and will cut out some of the glare spots. (You can cut them all out if you take several shots and combine them with Photoshop or the equivalent). Michael Kline's advice is good as far as backing up a bit. Both wide angle and telephoto add distortion.

Patricia Griffin said...

Your pieces look great. I love that plate... I still have my brand new photo cube sitting in its box.... somewhere in the mess of two moves and relocating my studio. I'll unpack it and start learning... someday... soon...

Vicki Gill, potter said...

I have a Nikon Coolpix S210. I have fooled around with the different lighting options to get the best color representation and found the museum setting to work best for the still shots of pots. I also use the exposure compensation to shoot shots above and below the regular exposure(on the big dial to the right) to give more contrast so I can choose which I like best.

jimgottuso said...

beautiful pieces jen... not sure what camera you have but if it has a white balance feature that you can set manually that will keep the background from going pink or blue. you just set something white against the piece like an envelope and set the white balance on that. the shots are fine fine though

Scott Smith said...

Jen, love the pics! Your readers have given some great advice already! You might reduce the glare by repositioning your lights a bit. Alos, did you turn off the automatic flash on your camera?