I have discovered a few things as of late, in the photographing of my origami items for the shop. That is: A cool background really helps sell the item. Or at the very least, gives me something else to focus on in my creations. I started out with lighting and solid color backgrounds. They looked ok, but then I discoveres picture paper!
Picture paper can be found at most scrapbooking stores. they have a vast range of themes, from cartoon to real life pictures to stylized art. I grabbed a few sheets of water for my koi pics to make the origami koi look like they were swimming. However, backgrounds started becoming limited to the selection in the store. If I had an idea for some origami with a certain background, I had to find that background, or else revert back to the old standby of solid color.
I had fun today taking various scenes with my safari items. What fun! I really like how the background almost fools me into thinking that the model is a real animal! Anyway, since Windows Live Writer is BROKE and I can set up a photo gallery anymore, I’ll have to post fewer pics at a listing. Ahh well, Enjoy the pics I have selected…and I will continue to wrestle with Live Writer until it is fixed or a break it. Enjoy!