New photo studio

My husband has decided to ramp up his photography from a hobby to a profession and I am grateful to be a recipient of his talents and pro gear!

Studio Set-up

 

Steph in the City bag

Steph in the City Bag – pattern by Emmalinebags.com

The Necessary Clutch, pattern by EmmalineBags.com

The Necessary Clutch, pattern by EmmalineBags.com

Leaf Basket

Quilted Basket – Pattern by BendingPins.com

The Necessary Clutch - Pattern by EmmalineBags.com

The Necessary Clutch – Pattern by EmmalineBags.com

There’s a little more gear to purchase like a 9 foot paper background, stands and reflectors but he’s getting there! All photos (c) Sixty-6.com

I’m working on EmmalineBags.com bowling bag pattern, just waiting for the hardware to finish, coming soon!

 

Zakka Sweetheart in the Studio

Saturday I purchased 2 meters of white nylon fabric to use as a background for my photos in the hopes that my bg whites would be white! After work this afternoon, I tried it out with my my Zakka style Sweetheart Shopper…

Bending Pins Zakka Style
Bending Pins Zakka Style
Bending Pins Zakka Style
Bending Pins Zakka Style
Bending Pins Zakka Style

Honestly, I think I need a couple more powerful lights, I want my items to appear as though they’re floating without the distraction of shadows or being washed out. My backgrounds still aren’t as white as I’d like, I’m shooting in JPEG, not raw. I think I also have to work with the aperture settings.

Photography aside, enjoy the Zakka style bag details.

FOUR more days!

Photo Light Box

Last evening DH and I went to Henry’s camera store, he wanted to purchase a lens protector for his new Zeiss lens. While we were there, I spotted an inexpensive light box which included lights, bulbs, light stands and photo box.

 

It’s a very simple set-up yet so effective! You could not put this kit together yourself for any less than what I paid for it. The bulbs alone are $50.00 each!

We already had the mini camera tripod and remote shutter release. Here’s the result:

I could have moved the block up a little but I love that there are no harsh shadow, all you see is the block.

Here’s DH’s camera, the photo was taken with mine, the Sony Alpha NEX-5N, he has the 7N with a fancy Zeiss lens.