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Thread: Best Method to Photograph a Quilt

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    Junior Member kbishburg's Avatar
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    Best Method to Photograph a Quilt

    I am a terrible photographer but I do like to post pictures of my quilts. I like to show the quilt with the backing. What is the best method to photograph. I have been folding them up but maybe better to lay out on a bed or something?
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    Super Member ghostrider's Avatar
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    There's a great website that has everything you'd ever want to know about photographing quilts...written by a photographer who quilts, Holly Knott. Many quilt shows recommend this site for quilters looking to enter juried shows...where your photos can mean the difference between getting in or not quite making the cut.
    http://www.hollyknott.com/stq/
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    Thanks for the link, I think a lot of us want to take better pictures of our quilts.

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    Yes, there are great websites. You also need practice.

    I usually get my pics by calling one of my LQS's and asking when I can use their design wall or hanging apparatus. That way my quilts are at the right height and with good lighting. No way would I get as good lighting in a private home. So, I made friends before I needed them. Plus the owners make great friends anyway.
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    I photograph on my porch but the trick to getting the colors correct is by not using a flash but using Mother Nature's indirect light. The idea from AliKat of using a LQS is also a great ideal. NEVER can have enough quilting friends !!!
    A Good Friend, like an old quilt, is both a Treasure and a Comfort

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    That is a really great website on doing good photos. I guess I know if I ever want to enter one. But I am sure that works good also for your inventory for insurance purposes.
    Lisa

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    ghostrider - thanks for the great link! I got lots of useful information from it.

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