Saturday, June 28, 2008

Photo Tent and Light Kit - big difference!

So, my husband took one look at the photo in my first post and he was on a mission - to buy a photo tent and light kit for me because, as he put it, "Your cards--and you--deserve it.". So, he ordered this one for me on Tuesday and it arrived on Friday. As I was putting it together, though, I discovered that the light socket assembly was bent and would not fit on the dome properly, so I promptly called the company he ordered it from and they were very apologetic and put another one in the mail as we were talking. Excellent customer service, in my book. It is due here Wednesday.

Since I am so impatient and was so excited to try out my new toy, I went ahead and took some photos to compare them to my previous method for photographing my cards.

The card below is a birthday card I made for a friend from college. We were in Chi Omega sorority together and the mascot is the owl, which as you stampers and cardmakers know, is very popular these days. While I was making the card, I think I subconsciously made it my mission to use as many of the stamps as possible from the U R A Hoot set from Cornish Heritage Farms (between the card and the envelope, I used 11 of the 27 images that come with the set - do I win a prize??).

Even with the tent and lights it's difficult to see all the bling I added to my birthday owl. She has red glitter 'toenails', a little copper Stickles gleam in her eyes, some glitter in the circles on her hat, and for my friend Jenny, she is 'wearing' glittery, diamond stud earrings on her pudgy little 'earlobs'. :-)

Without further ado, here are the comparison photos:

With the photo tent and light kit:

Without the photo tent and light kit:

I think it's a big improvement - do you? I have to play some more with my camera settings and light placement, and of course it will make an even bigger difference when I'm using both light kits, but even with just the one, the card is much better lit.
Thanks for stopping by!
Card details:
Paper - Making Memories Boho Chic - Multipack Lauren; Marco's Paper - Stardreams Stationery
Stamps - Cornish Heritage Farms; Inque Boutique; Inkadinkadoo
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa
Other - Ranger Stickles; Copic Markers (card); Hero Arts rhinestone flower; Koh-I-Noor pencils (envelope)


Jenny Gropp said...

Huge picture improvement!!! Now I'll be counting down until mine comes...

So glad I could help inspire you...
at least you didn't make the owl's diamonds bigger than mine!
Jenny "pudgy ears"

amy said...

LOVE the owl!!!! So cute and retro!!!