Thursday, October 11, 2012

Photographing Quilts

I have been practicing my photography. One day, when I was taking the dog for a walk, I noticed that the full moon was perfectly positioned at the end of the path we were walking on. So the next day, I brought my camera with me for a shot, but of course, the next day the moon wasn't there at the end of the path, and it was too cloudy to see it at all.

But it was twilight, which is the best time to take photographs, the "golden hour", so I took advantage of the light and displayed my model around the park.

I really like how the quilt looks nestled among these leaves. Placing quilts with other things that enhance their colors is a good idea.

And a closeup is even better! I think obscuring a small part of the quilt adds interest and intrigue, while still showing how the quilt looks.

There was much more to this vine, but the quilt kept falling off.  I forgot to bring any clips, tapes, pins, or anything to make things stay. That is one photography lesson I will have to remember. 

I really like how it looks against the tree bark, but again, it was hard to keep it there, and I had to get it to work with how the branches were positioned. I think it looks pretty good even if you can't see the whole quilt.

I like how it just floats on the surface of the grass.

Here's another vine.  I really like how this one turned out, with the vine being curved. There was much more to this vine as well, but I wanted to keep the focus on the quilt. In case you are wondering, yes I did wash the quilt when I brought it home.

Which one do you like the best? Do you have any suggestions on photographing quilts?


barcord said...

lovely way to display your quilt. I like the one with the tree bark. Isnt it always the way that you have no camera when a great picture presents itself.

Barb said...

i like the beauty shot with the leaves, but I also love a full on straight photo to really study a quilt.
nice little coin quilt!

Diane said...

There’s nothing quite like that Golden Hour light to set off the texture of hand quilting. Lovely little quilt.

Tanya said...

You are a lady with many interests! Hub pages, quilting, and now photography too! I've been practicing with my camera also but everything is mostly hit and miss.