Photos: Practice and Experimentation
Normally, my picture taking routine involves putting away all of my painting stuff and setting up on the same table, lowering my work light into precarious positions and trying to snap as many photos as I can before the light singes an eyebrow and I give up. Usually, this leaves me one or two decent photos.
I'm still working on lighting, but I think I am getting somewhere. One problem I run into pretty regularly is that I have a hard time seeing what an image actually looks like based on the screen on which it is being viewed. While most of my work with the photos and the blog is done with an iPad or iPhone, when I get to a desktop with a brighter screen, the photos often look very different. Different still when I view them on a laptop, which is typically a darker screen.
Overall, I think I am making progress, but there is still work to be done. Over the weekend, I picked up a new desk lamp...nothing special, just an OttLite cheapo one that claims to reduce glare and eye strain. My next experiments will use that lamp, either in conjunction with my current setup, or on it's own.
I imagine there will also be several other changes and additions to my process as I move forward. One thing I am completely lacking, for example, is a good way to edit the photos I am taking. I've been looking into some programs, and even some apps that may help with that, but if anyone is reading this and knows about one, please let me know in the comments.
In the meantime, I'm continuing work on my two new big projects. I hope to have more info about them coming soon. I also want to get back out there and play some Malifaux. Tonight, however, freezing rain and snow abound....so I will be staying in.
More to come.