I will be the first to admit, I’m terrible at photography. My children find it laughable because I’m so bad.
And I’m better than my husband.
About the only thing I can do OK is stick something on the scanner and scan it.
For dummies like me there is some on-line help.
Mary Corbet who takes amazing close-ups and videos for her embroidery blog, shows us her stitching set-up (I wish mine was so neat) in this post. Please remember that because she does free embroidery, a hoop is used most often. For us, as needlepointers a big canvas and a floor stand pose fewer problems.
She tells us about her set-up and what cameras and software she uses.
Hnadmadeology is a blog designed to help folks sell successfully on Etsy. While this may not seem relevant, it is because high quality photos are important to success on Etsy. Many of those tips deal with taking sharp, close-up pictures, something we can apply to our own work. Look at his list of tips here.
Finally, The Shop Sampler has just updated their list of photography tips. There are several articles linked from there, especially to more great posts (not just tips) from handmadeology.
Now I just need to get a decent camera.