Monday, April 20, 2009

How to Photograph Quilts Outdoors

My new pattern, Tree Frog Peekaboo, is a single bed size quilt and matching wall quilt. I needed to photograph the bed quilt for the pattern cover, so my hon came up with this great idea!

Materials: 2 sheets of rough plywood (cost - $15.77 each)
- 1 cotton painter's drop cloth (available at hardware or paint supply stores)
- wood tacks to attach the drop cloth to the plywood
- deck screws to attach the plywood to the deck railing
- a deck (if you don't have one, ask your hon to build one for you or build it yourself)

Tip: photograph on a bright overcast day - avoid direct sun, hot spots and shadows.
Bring your dog with you so you can take a photo like this:

7 comments:

Allie said...

GREAT idea! That quilt is gorgeous, and your pup is darling!
I have a black and white quilt that I've never been able to get a good picture of, I'm going to try it on an overcast day - thanks so much for the tip!

Jen of ReannaLily Designs said...

Neat tip, thanks!

laura west kong said...

What a cute quilt! =(^_^)=

TraceyB said...

Hey Janet...great quilt! So where are photos of DH?? Wish we could catch up again this year, but I'm not coming over sadly.
When are you guys coming to Australia?

Janet Rice-Bredin said...

Hi Tracey!

DH prefers to remain in the background, although he IS nice booth candy, isn't he?

When are you going to invite us to Australia? :o)

Joyce said...

Love the Quilt. But really love the dog.

Ramona-quilter said...

Janet, that is a very cool quilt. I will have to try your method, sans deck, on our next overcast day. I bet early morning post sunrise fog would give that same definition. I'll have to try it. Thank you for the idea.