Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Tips on Photographing Framed Needlework

Michael Mixon of Hanging Around Hoover, a custom framing shop in Alabama, posts frequent photographs of his framed needlepoint on Facebook at the large Needlepoint group there.  Recently I started to wonder how on earth he manages to get good photographs of his framing.  When I take photographs of framed pieces, glare off the glass is always a problem.  So I asked Michael and here are his tips:

"1. Shot with no glazing on the piece or 2. Use museum or AR glass or, 3. Set up two strobe lights at 4 and 8 o'clock positions to drown the piece with light and cancel out any room glare. - Option 1 is the easiest, and a polarizing lens filter also helps."

He makes it sound easy!  Thanks, Michael.

You can see Michael's framing on the shop Facebook page or...

---you can go straight to the shop website.

Have fun exploring!

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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