Light Makes A Difference With A Light Box

A few days back, I showed you my new yarn for my new knitting project.  It’s filled with greens and blues and grays and very very pretty.  But in the photo, it looks really drab. 

For My Next Act

I used my light box to take this photo.  And I did open this in Photoshop and lightened it and did a few other tweaks but not much.  At the time, I thought it was OK but now I think it’s drab. 

Drab.  That’s the word of the day.  It’s drabby outside right now too.  Boo drab, boo.

But I’ve decided: no more light box photos after dark.  Why?  Because I took the photo below of the same yarn with help from light sneaking through the blinds.


Yowza.  You can see the greens and blues and grays much much better.  Now, I did a little boosting in Photoshop so the colors do pop a bit more but the background is actually white.  As oppose to ecru.  No more light box after dark.  Either that or I need to bring more lamps into the dining room.

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February 15, 2010 - 9:45 am

mallorymurray - Nice photo indeed. I used this yarn to crochet a huge afghan which I love, except that it sheds all over whoever cuddles up under it. :) I’m sure your project will be beautiful!

February 15, 2010 - 10:04 am

lisahudson - Light! Our best friend, and our worst enemy. I love the second shot. Natural light made all the difference. Very pretty.


February 15, 2010 - 10:32 am

Wendi - The difference is just WOW.

February 15, 2010 - 11:02 am

chefyourself - I love it! and I’m soooo glad I found that post and instructions for the box, my close ups have improved considerably.

February 15, 2010 - 11:22 am

shutterboo - I wish I had the SOOC shots…but sadly I’ve already eliminated them. Proof that I am no strobist – give me natural light, baby.

February 15, 2010 - 11:55 am

katie o. - I feel the same way. Kind of like how all of my food shots look. Because I take them at night. The color in the 2nd one really does pop.

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