Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Taking photos of Vintage Machines???

  1. #1
    Super Member Caroline S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Spanaway, Washington
    Posts
    3,809

    Taking photos of Vintage Machines???

    I need some suggestion on how to take decent photos of my vintage sewing machines. Lighting is my biggest problem. Living here in western Washington presents problems because this time of the year it is rainy, gloomy and generally ugly. So I am forced to try to take pictures in the house. The camera I am currently is a Nikon Coolpix L110. Thanks in advance.
    Sweet Caroline

  2. #2
    Super Member BarbaraSue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    near Peoria Illinois
    Posts
    1,642
    Blog Entries
    2
    I don't know about your camera. but any extra lighting you can give your machine from above and sides to brighten the area around the machine the better you will like the pictures. If you need to, bring extra lamps from other rooms and place them ontop of tables and cabinets to illuminate the whole area. That's my $.02 worth.
    To make lots of quilts, is to have lots of scraps, and I do, and I do.
    BarbaraSue

  3. #3
    Senior Member It'sJustMe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    SE PA
    Posts
    358
    Blog Entries
    1
    Creating a light box effect around the machine could help. Hang (or get 3 people to hold) white sheets on 3 sides of the machine to get the light bouncing all around. If you get extra highlighting or glare spots on the machine, try arranging the extra lighting so that it's not focused directly on the machine, but rather on the sheets or maybe even from behind the sheets. No expert here, but maybe this can help.
    Good luck!

  4. #4
    Junior Member Linkbeth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    SWFL
    Posts
    101
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline S View Post
    I need some suggestion on how to take decent photos of my vintage sewing machines. Lighting is my biggest problem. Living here in western Washington presents problems because this time of the year it is rainy, gloomy and generally ugly. So I am forced to try to take pictures in the house. The camera I am currently is a Nikon Coolpix L110. Thanks in advance.
    In addition to the others with great information, I personally would set camera for no flash and close up setting. Got good results using these settings.
    Elizabeth

    Life is a Learning Curve!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.