Monday, September 27, 2010

The Needle Giveaway Contest

Thanks to everyone who entered The Needle's giveaway contest! All of your comments were very inspirational.

The winner selected at random is:

Congratulations Ellen Ault!

Click here to read what Ellen and everyone else said about what they love most about making plush.

This week's giveaway is for the very fab book Photographing Arts, Crafts & Collectibles: Take Great Digital Photos for Portfolios, Documentation, or Selling on the Web by Steve Meltzer (a $25 value).

Enter the giveaway by answering this question in the comments of this post:

What is your best plush Photography tip?

The contest will be open for a week and the winner will be drawn at random on Monday, October 4th. And be sure to check back next week because I've got even more goodies in the prize bag so they'll be another awesome contest.

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Fur Will Fly said...

I try to use a photo showing my hand holding the plush so you get an idea of scale. I know dimensions are written in the description but I find this works really well too. (Also, using a light tent and daylight bulbs!).

Kitty Vane said...

To "pose" plushie arms, legs or other appendages, pins are great for pinning said appendages into position. A few little stitches with invisible thread/thread matching the plush also work well.

ThEm DoLLZ said...

I wish I had a photo taking tip but the problem is that I'm still trying to figure that out myself

Anonymous said...

Lighting is key. Too dark or too light make it hard to see the fun details and makes it a lot easier for the photo to be blurry. Perfect lighting enables you to show off your plush creation at it's finest. A good background that isn't too busy doesn't hurt either ;-)

Firebongo! said...

I'm still working on getting a consistent way of photographing my plushes. I try different lighting and surfaces. I guess my biggest advice would be: if you change up your lighting several times mid-shoot, make sure to get a bunch of shots each time. It's horrible to find your best shot doesn't match with any of the others.

I hope that made sense...

Shelley Mitchell said...

Photography is certainly my weak point but one thing that I've learned is to turn off the flash and use natural light. The only other advice I can give would be to keep a lint roller close by :)


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