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Fantastic #library haul. I can’t believe I can check out library books with knitting patterns. What a great way to test drive a book. #knit #books #handmade  (at TCC Joint Use Library)

Fantastic #library haul. I can’t believe I can check out library books with knitting patterns. What a great way to test drive a book. #knit #books #handmade (at TCC Joint Use Library)

To DIY or to not DIY. That is the question.

This morning, an article from CreativeLive came across my desk. (That’s old people talk which means a link to CreativeLive showed up in my feed. I think the first way sounds more interesting, but that’s me.) It listed 6 product photography tips that are good ones. Here’s the link so you can read them for yourself.  What I thought was the big takeaway message is this: It’s crucial that crafters consider product photography one of the most important aspects of their marketing.

As one would imagine, I had some thoughts on the process. Read more here.

We see so much color manipulation in photographic images now. A lot of it is because the plain image or the SOOC (straight out of camera file) is so poorly exposed it needs a ton of help to make it an interesting picture. Hello Instagram where everybody is an artist (or at least they like to think so).
Some of the color manipulation is really good. As somebody who started in film, it is still magical to think I can take one image file and manipulate it to appear in any of a million different ways. Hello Photoshop!
Even with all that available, I believe the black and white image is still relevant. I spent so many years shooting different kinds of black and white film, processing my own film and then spending hours in my home darkroom, so how could I forget about it? It was my first love.
Digital will never be film. It just won’t. It is very literal and lacks the soul of film. It’s a different medium altogether. I’m doubtful black and white conversions will ever match it’s film counterparts, but it is nice to have the option.
Read more:  http://pattymacphotos.com/black-and-white-is-divine/

We see so much color manipulation in photographic images now. A lot of it is because the plain image or the SOOC (straight out of camera file) is so poorly exposed it needs a ton of help to make it an interesting picture. Hello Instagram where everybody is an artist (or at least they like to think so).

Some of the color manipulation is really good. As somebody who started in film, it is still magical to think I can take one image file and manipulate it to appear in any of a million different ways. Hello Photoshop!

Even with all that available, I believe the black and white image is still relevant. I spent so many years shooting different kinds of black and white film, processing my own film and then spending hours in my home darkroom, so how could I forget about it? It was my first love.

Digital will never be film. It just won’t. It is very literal and lacks the soul of film. It’s a different medium altogether. I’m doubtful black and white conversions will ever match it’s film counterparts, but it is nice to have the option.

Read more:  http://pattymacphotos.com/black-and-white-is-divine/

This is a gorgeous, gorgeous photo. No doubt about the how lovely the image is. What I doubt is that anybody actually looks this way at their desk! Really? Oh, yeah, I totally load up on the diamonds and gold while I’m sitting here updating my tumblr! Don’t you?
It seems to me all the magazine stylists and editors and photographers have gotten together to create the onslaught of blogs out there.
There are so many gorgeous, gorgeous blogs to look at now. Just one thing bothers me. I’m old school with my blogging mentality, and I suppose that’s going to have to change. To me, a blog is an individual or a small team writing about their daily grind, whatever that grind is about, and offering helpful tips for the rest of us to survive it all. Now it seems to be a shift toward creating just another magazine styled unreality. Don’t we have enough of that?
ellaphoa:

A blog of vintage, lace, elegance.

This is a gorgeous, gorgeous photo. No doubt about the how lovely the image is. What I doubt is that anybody actually looks this way at their desk! Really? Oh, yeah, I totally load up on the diamonds and gold while I’m sitting here updating my tumblr! Don’t you?

It seems to me all the magazine stylists and editors and photographers have gotten together to create the onslaught of blogs out there.

There are so many gorgeous, gorgeous blogs to look at now. Just one thing bothers me. I’m old school with my blogging mentality, and I suppose that’s going to have to change. To me, a blog is an individual or a small team writing about their daily grind, whatever that grind is about, and offering helpful tips for the rest of us to survive it all. Now it seems to be a shift toward creating just another magazine styled unreality. Don’t we have enough of that?

ellaphoa:

A blog of vintage, lace, elegance.

(Source: studdedrose)

There is nothing so lady like as a #handmade #handknit #lace #shawl It is something that once made becomes an heirloom piece, and if cared for, it is something that will last for decades. You will not find that in something cheap and store bought. Unless you’re investing in Ralph Lauren or Ohio Knitting Mills it’s cheap as ready to wear goes.  (at Redwing Park)

There is nothing so lady like as a #handmade #handknit #lace #shawl It is something that once made becomes an heirloom piece, and if cared for, it is something that will last for decades. You will not find that in something cheap and store bought. Unless you’re investing in Ralph Lauren or Ohio Knitting Mills it’s cheap as ready to wear goes. (at Redwing Park)

#knitting my Wingtip #cowl from Spud & Chloe. Want to get through this one and then I’m going to knit one with that fabulous Spud & Chloe Outer yarn. I’m so curious about comparing my craft yarn to the quality fiber. #handmade #fall  Great way to spend a Saturday night! (at Va Beach)

#knitting my Wingtip #cowl from Spud & Chloe. Want to get through this one and then I’m going to knit one with that fabulous Spud & Chloe Outer yarn. I’m so curious about comparing my craft yarn to the quality fiber. #handmade #fall Great way to spend a Saturday night! (at Va Beach)

We brought two garden boxes inside to protect the plants from the high wind and rain from #authur. Willie is wondering about these plants in the kitchen! #goldenretriever #garden #storm (at Va Beach)

We brought two garden boxes inside to protect the plants from the high wind and rain from #authur. Willie is wondering about these plants in the kitchen! #goldenretriever #garden #storm (at Va Beach)

My newly knitted and blocked cowl. It’s very floppy and soft. I used craft yarn to get the feel of the pattern before I commit to the expensive fiber. I will still wear this, but I hope the new one I’m casting on tonight had more body. I really want it to look like the picture. #knitwear #knitting #handmade  (at Lake Placid)

My newly knitted and blocked cowl. It’s very floppy and soft. I used craft yarn to get the feel of the pattern before I commit to the expensive fiber. I will still wear this, but I hope the new one I’m casting on tonight had more body. I really want it to look like the picture. #knitwear #knitting #handmade (at Lake Placid)

#knitting #knit #handmade #apple #fairytale #hungergames I love this big infinity cowl. It’s twisted like a möbius.  This wasn’t very long ago, but it was unbelievably cold! We were shivering and today it was 80 with low humidity. Perfect day. (at Lake Placid)

#knitting #knit #handmade #apple #fairytale #hungergames I love this big infinity cowl. It’s twisted like a möbius. This wasn’t very long ago, but it was unbelievably cold! We were shivering and today it was 80 with low humidity. Perfect day. (at Lake Placid)