I’m getting sidetracked. If you’ll notice, the better woodworkers also seem to be excellent photographers. I’ve taken thousands of pictures over the years, but have come to realize that I know nothing about photography. Recently I have been scouring the internet, pouring over books and asking lot’s of questions. I have concluded that I really don’t want to venture into another hobby, but I do want to know enough to take better photos of my work- (and family, ...
Clark Little's Photography is probably one of my greatest sources of inspiration. I am a huge beach bum and love to surf, but my passion for the ocean goes further then just enjoying it, I am inspired by it. Here are just a few of Clark Little’s Photos that inspire me the most.
I updated my light box to make the lights more adjustable. The rods simply slip into the holes on the sides.I found an extra piece of an old stand for the top light. I bent it in my vice and screwed to my existing bracket. I think it is self explanatory, but ask if you have questions.
I posted one of my boxes earlier in the week and promised I would blog my light box.If you have researched this you will know I obviously did not come up with this idea. In fact, I think there are others on Ljs. This is simply my version. I am a woodworker, not a photographer, so take all this with a grain of salt. As I develop the box further, I will add to the blog. I have not done anything yet I didn’t tweak over time, so why change now, huh! It’s called design evolution, not f...
What are your “Tips and Tricks” regarding photographing your projects? nbsp; Gateway to all Tips & Tricks Topics Original Blog Posting8/9/11 Last week, I asked you how much effort you put into the photos of your projects. To respond, the options were:1) I just “get ‘er done” … snap, snap, snap2) I at least clean off the workbench before taking the photo—I try to take a good, clear, uncluttered photo3) I go all out – I plan the background for the pho...
One thing that I like so much about my job is that there is such a great variety of steps that need to be done in order to keep everything running smoothly. The saying that “necessity breeds invention” comes to mind when I am in the midst of doing so many of these other tasks. For someone such as myself, who is trying to make a living on my designing abilities, learning all the different aspects of what it takes to not only design patterns, but to produce and market them is a ...
Are you tired of dark and grainy photos of your beautiful projects? Tired of having a terrible photo represent your hard work and craftsmanship? What you need is a photography lightbox or light tent, but commercially available light boxes can cost up to $500! The following is a tutorial on how to build your own custom lightbox for under $50. I’ve sampled a number on online resources and different techniques to present this tutorial. See the full tutorial here: http://m1c2.com/2...
Although my daily Shop-Shot is automatically tweeted every day (@brianhavens), I have had not had time to post it (manually) every day here on LumberJocks. As such, I put together a page showing all my recent shots for my LumberJocks pals: http://brianhavens.us/shop_shots.html Let me know what your favorites are.
Yesterday turned out to be a day of learning. For me, those are always good days. I had originally planned to take some quick pictures of the new project and one that my partner was just finished with and then spend the rest of the day drawing and working on the next one. That just wasn’t how it turned out to be. One of the best thing about being your own boss and keeping on schedule is that it allows you the flexibility to deviate from that schedule most of the time. At least f...
Putting a new edge on one of my favorite bowl-making tools: the 3/8” bowl gouge that I use for finishing cuts.
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