Hi there! I am writing this blogpost from San Francisco. My wifi connection is super slow, and I am about to go crazy, but I simply have to get this blogpost out!
In this part, I am going to talk a bit about photography. When you put out a pattern, it is nice when you have an image to showcase the knitted end product. If I had a lot of money, I would hire a professional photographer.
However, I do not have a lot of money. So it is just me, my dslr Nikon D40 and any willing model!
For the past 2 years I have been working with my Nikon D40, an entry level DSLR.
This dslr camera, was the cheapest I could find at the time, so I just went for it. I took a photography workshop, did not understand a what the teacher was talking about, and finally just played around with the camera.
It intimidated me at first, it still does a bit. Most of the time, I just click away and really don’t know what the hell I am doing. But when an image works for me, it works for me. And step by step, I am starting to understand my dslr more and more.
So far so good, I have made some pretty good shots in the past with 3 different lenses. Here are a few examples of images I made over time and used for my patterns. Not bad for an amateur, eh?
Willing models and choosing the right picture
I had hoped to work with a particular model this past weekend, but alas, she was not available. So instead, I attacked several knitters at the yarnshop Closeknit on Alberta Street in NE Portland.
So, here are several pictures I need to choose from… Will you help me out?
Here’s Adrienne, who is wearing the worsted weight gloves:
This is Sally, the owner of the shop:
And this is Michelle, showcasing red sportsweight gloves. It fits so well over her hand and arm!
And this is Monica, showcasing purple sportsweight. She is wearing a beautiful white ring which depicts a rose but my camera did not take it well… rats! Oh well, just look how nice the glove fits her:
And here is Sarah, I attacked her when she so innocently was working on a project at the shop:
Yikes… which one to choose? Help me out here, will ya?
Nancy, for crying out loud, get on with publishing the pattern. Pretty please?
I know, I know! More than anything else, I want to publish the pattern asap! But I have got to go through all of these steps, see. And I wanted you to walk along with me.
So, since you have been so patient with me, I have a little gift for you.
In the next few days, I am going to issue several patterns for free. Yes, yes! For FREE.
I heart you so much, see. You are my favorite knitter!
So come back and get your goodies.
Thanks for reading and until the next entry!