Photos… GOOD photos are so important, and I think they are something that many artists struggle with… I know that I certainly do!
I’ve been reading blogs for tips on building a light box/white box so that photos can be consistent in terms of lighting and quality. I found several using a large cardboard box that would probably have worked well, however there is the problem of storage. I’m quite sure that Smudge (aka the Princess of Darkness aka the cat who is more than happy to “help” with any crafty endeavour) would be thrilled to have a new cardboard box to destroy, er, play with, but that defeats the whole pristine photo environment.
Periodically I check on UsedVictoria.com for those hard to find items, and, as often happens, they came through! I found a portable studio and lighting kit – it has its own lights incorporated into it, and it folds up into a large briefcase-like case. It is the dearest thing! I haven’t taken photos of it or in it yet, but hopefully will do so over the next few days. Stay tuned for some (hopefully!) professional-ish portfolio shots. Fingers crossed!