Every now and then, I play around with my camera. Just for fun, a photo here, a photo there, and lo and behold, I may use it for my blog.
I mostly take pictures of flowers, yarn, knitting projects and finished projects in which I myself model the garment. Not an easy task because nobody is taking my picture when I pose for the camera. It is just me, the camera on self timer and my beloved tripod.
Nobody takes my picture, I do it all myself. Which is getting quite annoying so I have been thinking of using models in the future.
Photo shoot with a model
Last year I did some photography with a beautiful model, my friend LuLu. I was very very nervous that day because I never had done a photoshoot before and LuLu and me did not know eachother at the time. But luckily, it all went well and we made some good pictures.
Just between you and me, I really did not know what the hell I was doing that day. I was just playing and dabbling around with the camera. LuLu was very nice and that helped a lot!
Photography for knitting patterns
If I am to put out knitting patterns, I would love to make some nice pictures with of my knitted items. Of course I would love to have a model to my liking too. Not your fancy, toothpick model. I would love to photograph “real” people. Every day people. People that are my friends.
Meet my kind friend Luis. In this photo he’s wearing a scarf and fingerless mittens I made for my brother Tristan:
I took pictures of Luis back in January of this year. Me and Luis were both a bit nervous, I remember. He had never modeled before, and I, eh, I was just shooting pics randomly.
Putting out patterns not that easy
I have been thinking to put out patterns through CloseKnit. Little patterns like scarves, fingerless mittes and such. You know, just little things in which the whole process will not overwhelm me.
People have been asking me when I am going to put out sweater patterns. And this is what I have to say about it:
First of all, it takes a whole lot of work to actually design and knit the pattern. Then comes the whole writing part. Apart from this I will need to hire a tech editor and test knitters. And I have to pay all these people. And the yarn, I have to provide the yarn.
And then comes the photography!
Costly, people. Time consuming and costly. I am not ready for that yet.
Let’s start with little things, eh? I am comfortable with that. Just give me some time.
Thanks for reading and untill the next entry.