There’s the frugal gourmet, and then there is me, the frugal photographer.
I love how the pictures turn out that I have seen on people’s blogs and I asked a few of them how they were taking the pictures. Some people use white card stock in the background and use natural light to take the picture by. Some people have expensive cameras, and some use a light photo box thing-a-ma-jig…not to be mistaken for the stamp-a-ma-jig.
I looked on line and priced some of the light box things, and decided I would rather spend my money on something else, but I still wanted that professional look.
So years ago my hubby had made me and a bunch of other Demonstrators a lattice display to showcase our cards, it is on hinges and opens like a book. I don’t use them very much anymore, except at big events, so it just kinda sits folded beside my file cabinet.
I went to Walmart and bought a $3.00 white twin sheet and using the lattice as a prop I just draped the sheet over it.
Then I have elbow clamp lamps, I guess you call them that, they move around on a hinge. They are fastened to my class tables so my stampers can see better. I just have it come up and over the top of the sheet covered lattice, like you can see here. Nothing fancy but it works.
Then I just use my trusty little old Nikon Coolpix digital camera and take a few pictures till I like the look of them. So far so good. Don’t ya think? This is the card I was taking a picture of.
It looks pretty good for being frugal.
I had a workshop today and this was one of the make-n-takes, this is a new set from the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Mini Collection 2008, called Sassy Suzie, and since my hostess’ name was Susie, I really could not resist in using her. I was not going to order this set originally, her eyes kinda freaked me out and her boobies were way too perky for me, but she really is kinda cute when you get her all colored up, and I think I am going to have some fun with her when I need to make an “attituuuude” card. She comes with some fun sayings already, but just think of all the other things she can be saying on the inside of the card.
Have a great week, and thanks for stopping in!
I love this stamp set. Nice job in colouring. I found your blog through SCS. Came in to check out what you use for colouring.