Thanks for all the nice comments on my photography efforts. I am very much an amateur photographer and any skill I have in this area has been gleaned from tips I’ve found on the internet.
A couple of you asked what a light tent is. Here’s a definition I found online:
Tent like structure made of translucent material hung around a frame. The fabric diffuses the light coming from outside the tent so that highly reflective subjects placed inside the tent can be photographed without reflections.
I’ve been thinking about getting a light box or light tent for a while now. You can easily and cheaply make a light box. If you Google “how to make a light box” or “how to make a light tent” you will find a number of sources on the internet that give you step by step instructions for constructing one easily and cheaply.
I purchased a light tent rather than make one — the one I bought is collapsible, so it’s easy to store away. The homemade ones I saw described are not so easy to store. I bought my light tent here — no affiliation, etc. It was a reasonable price and was shipped to me quickly.
The photos I took of my yarn haul yesterday were all done using the light tent. I put it on the dining room table and turned the chandelier above it up high. I also trained another lamp on it, so there was a lot of light coming through the fabric.
I put my camera on a tripod to eliminate any shaking and shot the pictures without a flash. And I was very pleased with the results. (My camera is a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT SLR, by the way, and I love it.)
While I might not do this for my blog pictures every day, I did get the light tent with a specific use in mind, so it will be getting a lot of use.
A couple of you asked about the little tote bag I photographed. That’s a Ham’s Jams Yarn Cruiser purchased from The Loopy Ewe. They are sold out right now, but will no doubt have more for sale in the future.
Healthy Spine Socks
I’m so please y’all like my Healthy Spine Sock design, and that a number of you would like to knit it. I’ve got plans for this pattern so stay tuned — the pattern will be ready soon.
Meanwhile, I’m knitting on the second sock.
See? I didn’t bother hauling out the light tent.
Lucy asked me to tell you all “meow.” She said you’d understand.