Photography 101

Basic Photo Editing

By on Feb 11, 2009 in Photography 101 | 15 comments

After reviewing the images from Day 1 last week, I ventured out for another session to improve on the setup and composition. The picture above was my final pick for an April ad featuring the Carousel Quilt Kit. I have learned just enough Photoshop to get my work done. I learn something new everyday. Today I wanted to share the basic editing I performed to get from...

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Inspiration – Ideas

By on Apr 7, 2008 in Inspiration, Photography 101 | 4 comments

Amazing rubber stamp carvings by Regina. TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is an annual conference which brings together the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes) [description borrowed from their website]. They’re now offering the best videocasts online for free. LOVE this...

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Selling on eBay – Part 1

By on Jan 5, 2008 in Photography 101 | 18 comments

First I have to share a funny story. This story started the whole “let’s sell everything we own on eBay” extravaganza. As the elves started wrapping gifts for the young children, mommy elf found a present that was left from the prior year’s Christmas. The elves hide the gifts in the same place very year. The found item was a Karaoke...

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Quilt Photography

By on Nov 8, 2007 in Photography 101, Quilting | 16 comments

I’m always on the look out for tricks and tips for taking better photos of my quilts. Holly Knott’s website was like finding the final piece of the puzzle. A talented art quilter and photographer, she’s written a wonderful multi-page guide to quilt photography. Holly gives instructions on building these light stands. Very specific instructions....

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Favorite Things

By on Jun 21, 2007 in Musings, Photography 101 | 5 comments

This is my favorite stamp. I used it to create little thank you tags for pattern orders. It came in one of those cheapo packs at Hobby Lobby, the 10 stamps for only $2.99 variety. A HUGE thank you to all of you that ordered the pattern. Orders received by 2:00 pm have been shipped same day. I set up a Crafty Friends of Pink Chalk Studio Flickr group. A place to show...

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