LumberJocks

SIMPLE & INSTANT STUDIO FOR BETTER PICTURES

  • Advertise with us
Project by Sam Shakouri posted 557 days ago 933 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m not a photographer but when Monte Pittman mentioned he needed to work on his photography skill in his last project, I decided to send this project to share my way in taking photos for my projects. Just a piece of fabric of your choice that you can hung on wall over a stool as in photo # 1. You may need two coulors, one dark for light object and another in light for dark object, as in photo #2&3. I use Picasa 3 to trim the picture and add text, if you like, as in photo # 3&4. I pulled the fabric to show you how it works, as in photo #5. And after all, they are easy to fold and hide away for the next project, as in photo # 6. Of course you can come with a better idea, but this is mine.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....





9 comments so far

View Bob Collins's profile

Bob Collins

1528 posts in 2309 days


#1 posted 557 days ago

Thanks for sharing Sam, always good to get other peoples methods for photography. I set up sheets of coloured cardboard in a similar manner but will try fabric and compare. Thanks.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

View Joe Lyddon's profile

Joe Lyddon

7675 posts in 2677 days


#2 posted 557 days ago

Very good, Sam…

COOL setup!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

View lew's profile

lew

9991 posts in 2380 days


#3 posted 557 days ago

Thanks, Sam! This is something I definitely need to do.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

View Porchfish's profile

Porchfish

572 posts in 1157 days


#4 posted 557 days ago

Thanks for sharing this clever solution for background problems !

-- If it smells good, eat it ! The pig caught under the fence is the one doing all thesquealing

View stefang's profile

stefang

12869 posts in 1959 days


#5 posted 557 days ago

This is wonderful Sam. I’m pretty sure I will be doing this myself soon. Thanks for this great idea!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

View peteg's profile

peteg

2856 posts in 1448 days


#6 posted 556 days ago

The KISS principle Sam at its best, I use a similar set up & you aren’t left with some combersome gear to store. Well done
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

View woodbutcherbynight's profile

woodbutcherbynight

1247 posts in 1034 days


#7 posted 556 days ago

who has this much spare wall space?? (laughing) Good idea and one I will be borrowing.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

11281 posts in 1730 days


#8 posted 553 days ago

Nice one Sam. I am going to build a cyc wall for taking my photos of projects. I built one for a photographer about 10 years ago. It has a curve that will not show any lines in the background.
Here is a link to making one…........Jim

http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&q=cyc+wall&gbv=2&gs_l=heirloom-hp.1.5.0i7j0i7i10i30j0i7i30j0i7i10i30j0i7i30j0i7i10i30j0i7i30l3j0i7i10i30.1943.29846.0.33198.14.13.1.0.0.0.448.1835.0j12j4-1.13.0...0.0...1c.1.UTpvmeCDJwA&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ei=ZiQcUYajE6jfigKDjoHIDw&ved=0CBwQsAQ

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

View Sam Shakouri's profile

Sam Shakouri

978 posts in 1713 days


#9 posted 553 days ago

Thank you, Jim, for the comment and the attachment. I thought about that idea but it was not possible in a small crowded house and limited budget. The purpose of my idea is to be cheap, small and can be folded and taken away, all in a quick action. Even so, I feel my wife says ” Oh, no. not again” every time I set it up.
I’m looking forward to see the cyc one.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase