Hi everyone, first off can I say OMG what an I opener I have had today. A friend of mine kindly hinted that my photos look grey, which I knew but I've never known how to get that white background and make my cards pop.
Well.... let me tell you, this tutorial I was sent is a lifer saver, not only does it tell you how to make your own light box but it explains simple step by step guides on how to adjust your photos as well, did I forget to mention it has pictures (which is good for dummies, like me, I'm good with a computer but this technique went right over my head!). Here's the link for anyone who wants to have a go life craftiness and every thing else
I started off with a Quavers crisp box, courtesy of my husband being a chef, they have plenty of boxes.
I started off the same as the tutorial covering it with A4 sheets of white paper and a A3 piece but the box was too big, and guess what, I could see all the edges of the paper. Disaster!
So then I used 16 x 16 sheets for sides curving it around back wall of box, then I went to the Range at Doncaster and bought an A2 sheet at £2.30 and another soptlight and daylight bulb. I trimmed so I had one piece on back wall remembering to curve the bottom. Had to turn off both lamps so I could show you.
The Tripod is a god send, mine was in the loft so I got my husband at 11pm last digging it out, wasn't impressed but I said it was for a good cause. So once I finally got my camera in the right place I then took a photo with the self timmer so that I didn't knock the tripod and opened it in Photoshop 7 and followed the instructions on editing, WOW WOW WOW what can I say, what a difference this makes, I was shocked.
This is how I used to take it on my singer treddle sewing machine table, not bad, I thought dark background would make it stand out more.
This is taken in my light box and edited with Photoshop, WOW!
I think I need a little more practice but for the first attempt it's darn good! so thank you Christine so much. I hope this wasn't too long but I had to share this with you. Well I'm off to practice some more, see you soon.