Episode 35 – Looms and Lenses

Thank You’s:

  • Sarah and Lydia from Oh! Loops for the hilarious t-shirt
(Left) Ultimate ZigZagular Socks, (Right) Vanilla Socks with Afterthought Heel

(Left) Ultimate ZigZagular Socks, (Right) Vanilla Socks with Afterthought Heel

Fiber Stories:

(Top) Gordon Tartan scarf, (Bottom) Hunting Gloves by Elizabeth Green Mussleman

(Top) Gordon Tartan scarf, (Bottom) Hunting Gloves by Elizabeth Green Mussleman

(Left) Follow Your Arrow 2 beginnings by Ysolda Teague, (Right) Into The Whirled fiber

(Left) Follow Your Arrow 2 beginnings by Ysolda Teague, (Right) Into The Whirled fiber

Interweave Yarn Fest:

(Left) Shana and I, (Right) Me and Marly Bird

(Left) Shana and I, (Right) Me and Marly Bird

(Top) Jonathan from MJ Yarns and I, (Bottom) UDesignItYarns samples

(Top) Jonathan from MJ Yarns and I, (Bottom) UDesignItYarns samples

Greenwood Fiberworks, Bijou Basin, Aoelian shawl yarn, Canon Hand Dyes Micro skeins, Wooly Wonka Fiber

Greenwood Fiberworks, Bijou Basin, Aoelian shawl yarn, Canon Hand Dyes Micro skeins, Wooly Wonka Fiber

Contests:

  • The Share the Love contest is still going on, post your entry in the Ravelry thread here.
  • The Great Outdoors Knitalong will be starting Memorial Day weekend and ending Labor Day weekend. To enter:
    • Knit a project while enjoying the Great Outdoors
    • Knit a project you will be using in the Great Outdoors
    • Knit a project that reminds you of the Great Outdoors
    • Post your pictures on Instagram using the hashtag #GreatOutdoorsKAL2015 or in the Ravelry thread here
  • Prizes for the Great Outdoors KAL will be announced in the next episode
The Great Outdoors KAL starts Memorial Day weekend!

The Great Outdoors KAL starts Memorial Day weekend!

Photography:

March of Dimes March for Babies in Greeley, CO

March of Dimes March for Babies in Greeley, CO

  • I photographed the March of Dimes March for Babies in Greeley, CO for the second year in a row. I used my Nikon D5200 and the 18-200mm lens. I set my camera to Aperture Priority mode on the lowest aperture possible for individual photos, then raise it to higher apertures for larger groups of people.
  • I did a photo shoot for a friend in Estes Park, and unfortunately my lens broke during the session. I’m hoping Nikon customer service will pull through for me to repair it. I had a backup 50mm 1.8 lens (the lens I always recommend adding first to a lens collection) to get me through the session.
  • I discuss backgrounds in your fiber photography. Guidelines to good backgrounds:
    • Clean, quite a bit of room to move around, uncluttered
    • Contrast color to the object you are photographing
  • When doing product photography or blog photography, consider having a special item to always use as a background.
    • White posterboard (avoid bright colors that create color casts)
    • Flooring samples from the hardware store
    • TheBackDropShop.com has inexpensive vinyl backgrounds that work well for product photography
Can you tell if this is the real hardwood floor or a background from TheBackDropShop.com ?

Can you tell if this is the real hardwood floor or a background from TheBackDropShop.com ?

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