Thursday, March 5, 2009

Mini Studio - After Pictures

Well, it's finally done. I ran to the dollar store near my house and bought the tissue and poster paper and then came back here to fuss with the box for the LONGEST TIME.

A few hints to anyone trying this:

*if you only have scissors be prepared to struggle and struggle trying to cut out the windows from a cardboard box - some kind of craft knife would have been sooo much better
*the part where you tape the tissue to the windows would be a lot easier if someone was around to hold the tissue taut (that was an activity resulting in many a flustered curse, let me tell you!!!)
*i taped the poster board to the box but i did bend it a little bit too much, resulting in a shadow, and had to take it apart and fuss with it for a while, so maybe try not to bend it at all

Alright, so the result? Well, I am happy that I at least have a method of taking pictures that will now result in the same lighting every time, but I am a little disappointed. I couldn't figure out how to hang the earrings inside the box, and they looked funny lying on the poster board, so I used a little cardboard stand to keep them up. That kind of takes the purpose out of making a seamless background...but it will be good for brooches and other non-hangy objects. Also, the white background came out pinkish in my pictures, so I still had to play with the colors in my photo-editing program.

Ok, so enough blabbing - here are some results. Please leave a comment if you have any tips or critiques (the before pics are in my last post).

Not to happy with this, because the silver got whited out a little when I was adjusting the color balance to take the pink out of the background

i'm happy with this picture, but I wish my camera lens wasn't visible in the bead. Perhaps that will be my next hurdle...

Because the earrings don't allow me to do seamless backgrounds, I wanted to post a picture of something that does: My lily flower. This isn't for sale in my store yet because I'm still deciding on whether I should make it into a brooch or a hair clip. Any advice?


  1. i think it would be beautiful as a hair accessory~! i love the color!

  2. that means a lot coming from you, hanami :)

  3. I think it would be great as a Hairclip...and your after photos are really nice...

  4. Wow you did a great job on them, I really like them alot!

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