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    Whilst I have been forced into a temporary sedentary lifestyle I have been knitting and crochetting like mad cos I can't sit and do nothing.
    Tonight I tried to take pics of all the things I have made in the past 2/3 weeks using a polystyrene head to model them. Every photo came out with a yellow shaddow line all round it. The background was callico coloured wall. Is it something to do with the head being white. My camera is digital, you know, point and press, so easy to use. I don't know why this has happened it never has before.
    Carol
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    Sorry but I can't help you, Carol - just wanted to welcome you to the club! I can't get any decent pics either. I've tried everything except going to the expense of a new camera.

    I actually take better pics using OH's phone camera.
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    • #3
      can you post a pic? Do you have fluorescent lighting?
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      • #4
        I think the lighting in this room is not too good either
        although the flash should override that surely.
        Carol
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        • #5
          does your camera have diffrent light settings on it
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          • #6
            Just looks like a lighting problem to me - but then again, what would I know? LOL.

            Great hat though.
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            • #7
              The shadow/border is from the light cast by the flash and the overall yellow tone is because you're taking in electric light without adjusting for it (your camera may have some options - look for White Balance in the menu).

              You'll get better pics in daylight - providing there's plenty of light otherwise the flash will kick in and you'll still have the shadow cast from its light.
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              • #8
                Trying to get decent photos is the bane of my life! I'm still working on it, but as others have said, there's no substitute for natural light. Not easy at this time of year unfortunately. Have a look at similar products on etsy (the main source of photo envy for me) and see how the photos have been taken. There are also a few hints and tips in their Storque articles. Here's one to get you started:

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                • #9
                  I still struggle with pics too and wonder if I do all the cropping and resizing in th right order or does it not make a difference?
                  I use Photoshop and do it in th following order
                  1 Crop
                  2 Reduce to 72 pixels per inch
                  3 Resize to around 15cm
                  4 Play around with light and contrast
                  Is there a more effective way?
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                  • #10
                    It is definitely the lighting. I never take photos of my work in the evening they just don't come out as well and do not reflect the true colours of the item I am photographing. As a rule I always photograph in daylight, and, if you have a conservatory, photograph there with as much natural daylight as possible.

                    Hope this helps.
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                    • #11
                      Thanks everyone, I am sure you are right and will try this afternoon and post results (if any good) this evening.
                      Carol
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                      • #12
                        Done it - how many brownie points do I get.

                        Carol
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                        • #13
                          Thank you ladies, they are extra special brownie points
                          Carol
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                          • #14
                            Oh! 1oo% they are lovely. I like the fluffy one and the mittens, Lovely work. xxx


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                            • #15
                              Wow Loads better well done
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