There are two, simple goals for this challenge: a) photograph your [artifact] and b) share what you learned about photographing the artifact.
Since my husband Michael still has a pair of his blue, lace-up baby booties, I went with those for the challenge.
For the first attempt, I placed the booties on a large white glossy background. Michael then photographed the booties using our Sony digital camera with the flash turned on. The booties appear too close in the photo, but their colour is realistic. This is a cropped, but otherwise, unenhanced version.
|Booties, first attempt|
|Booties, third attempt|
All in all, I preferred the second attempt, so I made some adjustments to it with Picasa 3. The result is this version in which I cropped the photo and turned up the light.
|Booties, improved version|
But best of all, I’ve got a another photo to add to our family heirlooms book. In the last couple of years, I’ve photographed a few family heirlooms, wrote a description of the items on a ‘family treasures form’, and then put the photos and forms in a 3-ring binder. Two family heirlooms have already appeared on my blog: my Dad’s crucifix and my Mom’s high school entrance certificate.
Copyright © 2013, Yvonne Demoskoff.