Wednesday, January 4, 2012

it's all in how you look at it


this is a piece I was working on before the holidays
(you can read more about it here)
I finally completed it and put it in my Etsy shop yesterday
but the point of this post is to share something about placement and photography
(especially for showcasing a piece)


when I photographed it yesterday, I used my old painted cabinet as a backdrop
it looks good in person
but didn't photograph well for the little thumbnail sizes you get on Etsy

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after sleeping on it
I remembered how great these linens look with light coming through them
so, today, I re-shot the piece after hanging it in a window


I think it shows more detail this way and is much more striking
in fact, I like it so much,
I may just keep this piece in the window
(until it, hopefully, sells)



18 comments:

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Both ways are spectacular, but I do like the outdoor version with the light showing the weaving of the original piece and your stitched elements as well. xox Corrine

Jill said...

I love the sky as a backdrop and often hold items up in the air to shoot them. Your piece is fabulous! I hope to join in on Tea again sometime. Our kids went back to school today so there is a little more time to get on the computer, although my little one has to adjust to them being gone again too.

Yvonne said...

I just love the way you photograph everything. It's amazing the difference in where you shot these. I think I love the sky one best. The piece I'm sure looks good anywhere.

T's Daily Treasures said...

I thought it looked good displayed on the cupboard but boy oh boy does it really look magnificent with the light shining through. Beautiful piece! Hope you are having a great week. Tammy

Cat @ sea.sky.stone. said...

Happy New Year to you! I absolutely love your old painted cabinet, but have to say this piece does look even more amazing with the light shining through. Details, texture...even looks great in thumbnail size.

Gayle said...

Yes, looks wonderful in the window where all that beautiful, vintage detail is high lighted. Gorgeous piece Kimmie, I'm sure it will be snapped up very quickly. xx

Lynn said...

It is lovely and what a find for the photo shoot! Thanks for sharing your creative ideas!

S. Etole said...

The light reveals so much.

Cynthia Eloise said...

oh wow, it looks like 2 different pieces.

Steph said...

WOW!!! I love them...the outdoor one is spectacular....

sukipoet said...

I love old linens hanging in windows. In this case, it shows off the patterns so much more clearly.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I love the linen in the window with the day's light coming through...delicate and yet a powerful image. Peace, Mary Helen

~*~Patty S said...

sweet and fun to wake up with a new vision

that piece certainly is beautifully showcased with Light streaming from behind

you do create the loveliest things dear Kimmie
oxo

ELK said...

how different they look !!! its lovely !

Becca said...

I love this kimmie! It looks so pretty with the light shining through. You know I adore those tea bags too!

Halle said...

IT's beautiful both ways but I totally get about the etsy thumbnail. Sometimes it just doesn't work for a particular subject

PAK ART said...

It si pretty with the light shining through. I had a batik piece I made once that was so pretty hanging in the window. I gave it to my son....I wonder if he still has it.

Lizbethem said...

What a huge difference it made! I love the way it looks with light coming through it!