Friday, June 15, 2012

Scenes From a Photo Shoot

Hello Everyone,

Thank you to all who entered the giveaway for naming the quilt pictured below.  I still haven't decided on the name yet, but it will be soon and then I will announce the winners!

Yesterday was a picture perfect day and I needed to do a photo shoot of all my Judy Niemeyer quilts.  I wanted to get good photos for the guilds, groups and shops that would like me to come to lecture, do a trunk show or a workshop.  

Taking the quilts outside in the daylight really gives them better lighting to show the true colors and I get much better photos.  But there were a few little things from the photo shoot that I wanted to share...


A crooked photo that was an accident.


I had a critic watching me... see in the lower right corner.  He was making sure that everything was okay. 


How could I resist that face??


I think towards the end of the photo shoot, he was getting just a whee bit bored. It looks like he might have found the bugs and critters more fun to watch.


For those of you who are wondering, I use these drapery clips to hold the quilts up on the quilt stand.  They work like a charm.  Then once I had all the photos done, I edit them and crop all the extraneous things out of the photos.  


So now I have a photo like this.  Not too bad. But just remember, I took close to 80 photos.  Multiples of each quilt and then edited each photo and chose only one of each quilt.  It is a process, but worth it.

Today is the day that our oldest graduates High School!! We are going to have a very festive weekend! Stay tuned.

Until Next Time...

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16 comments:

Willow said...

Your quilts are beautiful. Congrats on your oldest graduation. They grow up so fast.

Gene Black said...
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Gene Black said...

Great shots of some lovely quilts. You are so generous to explain the "how I did it" to us. (the other comments I deleted because I sounded like a doofus. LOL)

Barb said...

those drapery clips are brilliant! I have the same frame - thanks for the tip.

PB in Texas said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing Jackie!

Anya said...

Love your quilts, as always! And congrats on the graduation to all!

Jean said...

These are gorgeous, you've done an amazing job and I know you worked hard at it. Your helper can probably multitask, that is why it seems his attention is wandering. I need to get a stand like that. Where did you find it? I have a hard time taking pictures at home.

Ángela said...

Your blog is very, very interesting and you´ve beautiful quilts. Congratulations.I´ll be your follower.
Hugs

Cathi said...

Your quilts look so beautiful!
Love that frame you have to hang your quilts -- where did you find that?

Thimbleanna said...

How fun to have a day with your quilts in a photo shoot. It's like they had their graduation too LOL. Congratulations to your graduate!!!

Aliceart said...

Congratulations on your (and your oldest's) special day! Enjoy these special times. Beautiful quilt, beautiful photos - thanks!

Robin in Short Pump said...

I have a quilt stand and haven't been able to find drapery clips that are wide enough to fit over the widest part of the rod. Where did you get yours? What is the diameter of the rings?

I made temporary hanging sleeves, pinned to the top and bottom. On the bottom, I used a long piece of wood to make the bottom hang straight. Have had some success with that, but Photoshop is my friend.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the graduation--that's awesome!!! Beautiful quilts. I've been taking photos of my quilts--using a bar and clothespins to hang them. Somehow they pale in comparison to yours! Awesome!

Heidi Grohs said...

I have the EXACT same set up as you...too bad I always forget to use it!!!

I mostly remember for when we are selling one at the school auction. I finally used it for pictures in April and thought..why haven't I used it sooner!

Congrats to the GRADUATE!

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