Hi everyone! Roree here with this week's Workspace Wednesday post.
For today's post, I thought I would share with you where I photograph my projects. My scrapbook room is in the formal dining room of my house. We are not really "formal" people and we have a breakfast room off of our kitchen where we eat, so the room would go unused if I didn't take it over for my scrap space. Besides, I really like have a separate space for my craft room but being close enough that I can still be a part of what is going on.
Having my room in this area of the house means that I have a large picture window in my workspace that is perfect for taking pictures. I get a lot of indirect sunlight in the late morning and afternoon, which is when I normally take my pictures. For those pictures, I use a Nikon D40 camera with a Nikon AF-S Nikkor 18-200mm lens.
I can just swing my chair around when I am finished with my project and take a photo on my little sewing table that normally houses my Cricut machine. (I moved it, along with a BUNCH of other things, for today's post. It is a catch-all for everything!)
I get really good light coming in at this angle. Here is a project picture with the photo untouched:
After that, I use Photoshop Elements to crop and lighten & brighten my photos. That is where the real magic happens. Here is my project after being touched up:
So where do you take pictures of your projects? Is there a special spot in your home that catches the light just right? Do you use a light box or something else altogether? We want to know! Just use hashtag #oaworkspacewednesday to share your space with us.