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Photographing Patchwork - Common Mistakes

Photographing Patchwork - Common Mistakes

The second part of Peter's helpful series, teaching us to get the most out of photographing our work. Text and Photographs copyright Peter Dean.

Ros13/07/2009 14:42:28
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Peter,
Thank you for the very useful article just published.  A lot to remember but very clearly explained. 
I have started photographing my work outdoors on a cloudy day and found I get better pictures than indoors.  Colours are more even and less chance of burn-out.  I have been experimenting with interesting backgrounds, like a stone wall or shrubbery so it doesn''t distract too much.
I love your photo trickery - I would never have guessed there were three photos in one!!
Ros
Fiona13/07/2009 16:57:26
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I agree Ros! Peter's article is very clear - i just need to remember all the tips. We have a new camera and I'm just finding out what it can do but it seems to pick up details I haven't noticed in real-life so could be interesting.
Thanks, Peter!
Janet M13/07/2009 23:17:52
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Here here, thanks Peter, I am printing these out as you do them, that is the only way I will remember the written word. So much information that is brilliant, I do appreciate what you are doing for us.
Janet x
Brenda in OZ14/07/2009 01:54:59
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Hi Ros,
 
If you want some ideas for out door shots go to quiltersinternational.co.uk where there are a couple of them. Whilst you are there try to work ot how I took the "Flag" photograph
 
Cheers
 
Peter
Ros14/07/2009 07:18:21
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Hi Brenda,
Wow, that's clever!  Was the quilt draped over some stairs and then layered with the sky background?!!  You're good!!
Ros
 
Brenda in OZ14/07/2009 08:37:02
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Hi Ros
 
It's still Peter in drag!!!
 
You have the right idea - but not quite.
 
Can we leave the answer for 24 hours to give others a chance. In the meantime if anyone guesses before then I'll let them know privately
 
Seriously though - my skills do not compare with some of you quilters. If you doubt that wait for the article about Gloria Loughman... she is both a wonderfully considerate person & a fantastic quilt artist. Brenda & I were lucky enough to spend time with her at her home recently.
 
Cheers
 
Peter
Ros14/07/2009 08:51:06
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Peter,
I realised after I posted the comment that stairs would not be good as there is the bannister rail in the way, so perhaps some stone steps going up to a cathedral or other old building?  Or maybe Brenda has a lot of quilting books which you used to build a monster construction!
Am I getting warmer?
Ros
 
Janet M14/07/2009 10:09:50
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Hi Peter and Ros,
Hmm, could it be quilts rolled up and the Flag laid on top, then sky manipulated??
Jan
Brenda in OZ14/07/2009 10:28:23
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First Ros
 
This is Australia - we don't have old buildings!
 
Jan - Interesting idea - you are both on the right track.
 
A clue - the flag pole was a hanging rod photographed on my lounge carpet so it is definitely a composite picture.
 
Peter
Janet M14/07/2009 23:31:26
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Hi Peter and Brenda
 
Ermmmm a roll of wadding or several rolls of wadding
 
Jan

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