Friday, February 16, 2007

Light Tent

I was really disappointed in the way my angel mermaid showed, or didn't show, when I sent her photo in for the competition. Gerry and I were talking about how difficult it was to photograph a mermaid in the snow and I told my dear husband that I had bid on a light cube on ebay. He decided right then and there to get me one for my birthday...but then we went shopping for a thread rack for the treehouse and he ended up buying me a new sewing machine for my birthday. So, yesterday when the light tent arrived, I received a HUGE valentine gift instead!

Last night we put together the light cube and I'm just SO impressed with the difference it makes. The photo below is of my Oracle doll (courtesy of an online class by Pearl Moon). She's not finished yet, and she's scrunched into a chair that isn't appropriate, but she was the closest thing at hand for the photo. I can't tell you how impressed I am with this light cube, and we're just starting!



I also took pix of the first three collages I've done for the 7 day magazine challenge on the ClothPaperStudio list. Here they are, two of them cropped, one kind of suspended in space.




What a great tool this light tent is! I never thought I needed something like this, but now I can see all sorts of uses. I've been talking for years of adding photos of my soaps on my sales site, and now I'll be much more tempted to do so. I just added to my "to do" list, didn't I?

4 comments:

Linda said...

Tell me more about this light tent.... how big is it, what brand is it, and how do you think it has improved your photos? Is it the lighting that improves it? Are the lights built in to it? I'm just full of questions, aren't I? LOL! Oh- and I love that doll!
Linda F from FL

Jacque Uetz said...

Wow Sue the photos are fantastic!! I can see every detail..that is the trouble I have detail.I am with Linda I would love information on this light box!!Please share :)

Kerry said...

I think the pictures are amazing Sue, I need one of these I think, please tell us more about it. Love that doll by the way!

Kai said...

I must add MY vote to wanting more info on the light tent! The photos ARE great! No glare, & every detail shows! Boy oh boy, does Gerry get an A+! And your doll is LOVELY!