Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A simple photo tip

It's Texture Tuesday at the Cafe with Kim Klassen.
Edith texture by Kim Klassen,  Softlight 100%

I've been working on a new 'space' for morning light shots, but this time of year the sun is still far to the south when it comes up. So one of my gerber daisies was dark. Usually I just 'fix' those things in Photoshop but what the heck, 'they' say get as much right 'in camera' as possible, and that's one of the things on my list to change this year.
So I grabbed a small white foam core board from my stack and reflected some light back into it's little face. Ah, perfect! (that's my blurry thumb and board in the right photo)

  • White foam core boards.
  • Not sure who invented these but they are probably rich by now.
  • I've used them for photo backgrounds too.
  • It's good to have several sizes around.
If you missed yesterday's post, I have a freebie for art journal papers.

23 comments:

  1. Oh, Roxi ... Love, love, love! this photo!!

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  2. hi roxi...love this photo too! Thanks for sharing your photography tip! I too have a stack of foam core!

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  3. The color of the vase is wonderful as well as your image.

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  4. Wow, what a beautiful shot! I love the colors.

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  5. I love the photo too -- the colour of the vase is glorious. And this is a great tip too. Thanks so much.

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  6. This is so so pretty, love all the colors! And I've used in a pinch before a paper plate with aluminum foil, ha!

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  7. This is a beautiful photo and has such happy colors. White foam boards are very handy in photo shoots!

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  8. I need to pick up a few of these. What a difference it makes.

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  9. It looks like springtime at Roxi's house! Nice color combination!

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  10. Okay, so now I am going to go get a foam board. I see it does make a difference.

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  11. Roxi such beautiful flowers and the light is perfect I must find my foam board....

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  12. What a sweet, delightful photo. That white board does marvelous things!! Love it!

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  13. Very pretty and bright - love that happy turquoise vase. Your before and after "foam core" shots show how such a simple trick makes a big difference. Thank you for that.

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  14. What would we do without core board? Great shot, Roxi!

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  15. Wonderful tip. I am going to try this! I love the finished shot - gorgeous!!!

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  16. oh how i love those bright happy colors. and thank you for the great tip with the poster board!

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  17. Oh, my... how bright and beautiful!!

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  18. Beautifully done. I like the texture in the background caused by the blinds in the window.

    Earl

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  19. This is stunning, Roxi! Love everything about it! The vase adds such a special touch of color, too! My first visit here from Kim's ... and yes, that is a great tip for lighting!

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