Rhymes With Fuchsia

Sunday, September 13, 2009

A Little Learning

...is not a bad way to spend a Sunday afternoon. I drove down to Carole's neck of the woods to take a workshop on fiber photography with Gale. The woman is amazing. She talked about lighting and backgrounds and depth of field and all kinds of stuff that I never think about at all, or if so only in a "let's get out there before it gets any darker" way, and then I just put my subject where I want it, take 40 million pictures from lots of different angles and hope for the best. Now, with luck, I can be a little smarter about it.

Gale began by showing us some of her photos for her book, Shear Spirit, talking about lighting and angles and backgrounds and how to make everything add up. Then we went outside and took pictures of our yarn and/or knitting (which we had been asked to bring, and by some miracle I remembered them, and my laptop, and even my camera).


This is the best picture I took all day, of fellow participant and extremely agreeable model Lisa sporting Sibyl. I asked her to wear the scarf because it went so well with her shirt, but draping it that way was her totally brilliant idea.

Thanks, Lisa! Thanks, Carole! Thanks, Gale!


  • How very cool! Awesome photo.

    By Blogger Roxie, at 8:54 AM  

  • Great photo! Sounds like a fun time.

    By Blogger Carol, at 9:38 AM  

  • That does make it look gorgeous.

    Verification is "ditashed," which sounds like "destashed"!

    By Blogger Alwen, at 12:22 PM  

  • When I had a film 35 mm, I knew about all that stuff, because it was totally manual... nowadays, it's all about point and shoot. I don't even know if my camera has any of those fancy settings (I have a tiny digital, not a digital slr).

    You staying local next month? I think I am... sad, so sad...

    By Blogger Lisa/knitnzu, at 5:37 PM  

  • Nice scarf photo!
    You can't have a good class without good students. Thanks for coming, that was a fun day all around.

    By Blogger gale (she shoots sheep shots), at 7:09 AM  

  • That would be a very fun class to take!

    By Anonymous Lorette, at 4:37 PM  

  • I know what you mean about the 40 kazillion shots. Nice picture.

    By Blogger Laurie, at 8:21 PM  

  • So jealous - I wish I could have gone. *sigh*

    Lovely shot!

    btw, I'm so glad you all survived the plague! ;o)

    By Anonymous JessaLu, at 9:20 AM  

  • Hi Lucia...............great to meet you at Rhinebeck! You told me I might see you bioche scarf on Ravelry, but I can't find you. My Ravelry name is Cindyknits.

    By Blogger cindy, at 6:17 PM  

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