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!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Gorge the Monster - FREE PATTERN!

Hullo! I am back! It's been a while since I have posted anything on my blog! So let's kick it off to a good start!

Gorge the Monster Dude would like to make his appearance! He is a simple, easy-going guy who loves to eat (if you can't already tell). Food is always on his mind and he would have it no other way! He's a great friend too--one who will always listen. Be wary though, if you ask him for suggestions or advice or any conversation topic, it will always be...food! He's kind of like his creator to be honest! Although, he is never grumpy when he is hungry, lol. Gorge is always a good sport.


You can create your own Gorge if you'd like! He's really good at sitting on your tables, desks and shelves. He's also really good at being thrown and tossed gently in the air. He's not a ball, but he's pretty darn close to the shape...he's good at spinning and doing flips in the air. Maybe it's the spikes that help...?

Anyway, you can get the directions from my free pattern!

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