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So to get your sassy foot shots, where you are wearing the socks, do you just stand on the white poster board?


Thanks for the ideas! I get the best photos in the afternoon summer sunlight on my back deck. That makes for poor photos for the rest of the year. hee hee!


thanks, caro. great stuff. i have thought about your white backgrounds a lot and i had it all figured out. i told myself i could do the same with some posterboard or i bet that's what she's using. i love how neat it turns out every time. i have to take my things outside because the light is really hard to get right in our house.

love those socks!


Thanks for sharing your "secrets"! That seems quite a bit less labor intensive than a lightbox.


Very interesting - I totally thought you had a pro-style lightbox all this time!

I use Picasa to download my photographs, and it has a nifty feature called "Neutral Color Picker". You click on a point on the image that should be white or grey, and it auto-corrects the bluish cast in the photograph. Very useful!


very cool. thanks for sharing your secrets


hey caro, great post! i use an old nikon coolpix w/ a broken battery door as well, but i've never used the macro setting or a tripod. thanks for the tip! i'd like to know the answer to christine's question above too about your sock photos. they're the best!


yea! Well done!(Clapping hands)Your sock looks great. Another tip I like, Using your last picture as an example, i hold a white piece of paper, or another white poster board on the shadowy side, to "bouce" light back in and fill the little shadows. Works like a charm!




Great Photo tutorial. Great pictures. Good tips. Glad I "blogged" on in tonight.


What a great post. I've been blessed with a white laminate tabletop which I almosot always use. The only part I don't have is Photoshop. Someday...

Kaitie Tee

Thanks so much for the tutorial. I'm going to have to try using posterboard for my pics.


ahhh but how do you pick yarn that looks that good in photos... I want to copy those socks :)


Maybe my photos will improve now that the sun is appearing about every 14th day. Great ideas!


Thank you so much for posting about this. I learned a lot just now while reading your post.

I'm a new here and I do enjoy seeing your pictures your WIPs and FOs.


You are too dang smart. Thank you thank you thank you! I really appreciate your help. I think all of our blogs are thanking you too!

Amy Mac

This is SO helpful!
Thank you!


Thanks very much. You've taught me a lot.

Jane Ann

Thank you for your generosity in sharing your techniques with us. I too have an older Coolpix that I've had for 6 years and am only now getting to know, so I especially appreciate your tips re: the flower and white adjustment (which I'm trying to figure out) settings. Now it's off to Target's website!


Thanks for the info. I've been trying without much luck to get better photos. That helps a lot!

Saw you're coming to Mpls. You'll be in knitter heaven here!:-)


You must have read my mind! I was just going to ask you for some help with picture taking. Thanks!

Vicki in Michigan

Gorgeous shot and gorgeous socks! Love that colorway!!!!

I too always work without a flash. The shadows are just too harsh......

I'll have to try your posterboard suggestion. I usually just swipe a section of the wood floor with my hand to shift the dog hair, and call it good enough.....

charlotte lyons

That was a perfect tutorial...I have the very same old camera (can't see a thing in the teensy LCD but love the macro button) and do pretty much the same things. Now have a roll of seamless which is also cheap and good for bigger shots. Glad to see that I am doing it sort of the right way. Lovely work! Thanks!


Thank You! I take crappy photos - even when I'm trying. This information helps a great deal and I have that same camera. I borrow my Daddy's new Nikon D-40 from time to time and it helps, but learning to use mine will help too!


OMG - Look at all the fabu stuff you've made! I mean, I knew you were fancy and crafty, obviously, but I guess I'd never looked through each project one by one. You, my friend, are one talented mama. Plus, your tutorial is excellent. I, too, have embraced the macro feature on our newest camera (read: the camera that Bubba bought for himself which now lives in my purse) and have shunned the flash from every photo.

Everything looks beautiful!

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