How to photograph a quilt … is the subject of the day!!
I’ll start off by saying that I’m no expert …but by the time I finish my research I will be (plus my daughter is going to help me… thanks Brooke!!)
Both pictures were taken with a Nikon D7000 with a 50mm Prime Lens (we took the f-stop as far as it would go on the D7000).
We were going for the blurred background look … but our lighting wasn’t working because the sun only came out for a few minutes. We have studio lights … but not the right background.
Our next test will be using a gray screen using a Nikon D90 or Nikon D5100 …not sure of the lens yet.
As soon as we figure out the best camera and the best set up …we will share the details.
This may be the time to chime in and say Brooke’s major is in Photography at the Kansas City Art Institute … but … I personally take all my pictures. I finally broke down and ask Brooke if she could help me master quilt photography (and I’m happy to say she said yes …plus she can include them in her portfolio).
I’ve read several articles on how to photograph quilts …. but none of them really explained how to hang the quilts temporarily. I don’t want to add a rod pocket because I’m not entering them in a show … I just want a really nice picture for my blog and my scrapbook. Plus most of these quilts are gifts for my family (long distance) and who knows when I’ll see them again.
As for hanging it on a tree or on a fence … it’s winter here in Kansas and the only way you can get me to walk in that snowy backyard is if I had to rescue Miss Bella!!
p.s. I’m getting Chase’s quilt from the long arm quilter tomorrow … if my memory serves me right … you have not seen his quilt.