Sunday, June 6, 2010

Another word about photographing amigurumi...

When photographing amigurumis, I think it's important to make sure your background enhances your ami and lets the true colors stand out. In the first two photos with the blue and orange background, the colors don't look right. The blue against the blue doesn't work well and the orange makes the brown ears and limbs looks orange-tinted.
In this case of my bear amigurumi, the white was the best background.

Also, don't forget to use the Macro feature on your camera (it's the little flower symbol) and take your photos on a nice day outside. Too much or too little sun is bad. I can't give any tips on photographing inside because I don't have proper lighting.

Bad background colors (and unedited):

Good background color (and edited):

I just use iPhoto on my Mac to edit my photos. (I just switched Macs so I wish I could have shown the before pictures of the white background, but since it's a new Mac, I was not able to revert the photo to its original state). Anyways, I just use the "Enhance Photo" option (not always though, sometimes it's too much) as well as the "Effects" and manual "Adjust" features.

You don't want to change the colors, but you want them to be bright and true to the original quality. I am still working on perfecting my photography skills with amigurumi, but I think what I'm doing is pretty good!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the tips on getting better project photos. I use iPhoto but did not realize I had more options there for making things look better.