Craftography Challenge: January 17 – Angles

  Want to know my absolute favorite tip for instantly improving your photography? Find a new angle to shoot from! Today, I’m challenging you to find a new perspective to capture your crochet or crafts. Perhaps you’ll move closer and fill the frame to highlight your focal point. Maybe you’ll photograph from above or below. …

Craftography Challenge: January 14 – Colorful

  Color is a powerful tool in any crafter’s inventory. Crochet color work can completely change the look of a finished item. We use color to evoke emotion, express individuality, or draw attention to a pattern. In photography, the colors you capture can dramatically alter the mood of your picture and the details the viewer …

Craftography Challenge: January 13 – Pattern

  For me, the constancy and repetition of crochet helps to settle my mind into a relaxed state. I spend a lot of time looking for patterns in stitch counts, creating perfectly symmetrical and even designs, and counting, counting, counting each individual stitch. Photography, too, can thrive on patterns. Continuity can create structure in a …

Craftography Challenge: January 12 – Lighting

Lighting makes or breaks a photo. In fact, the word photography means “drawing with light” in Latin. Even so, properly lighting a craft photo takes lots of forethought and effort, especially for hobby photographers like me whose primary crafts are more tactile in nature. Whether you choose to use natural light or a light box …

Craftography Challenge: January 11 – Gifted

  Today’s craftography challenge theme is “Gifted.” I purposely left this theme open ended to allow you room to exercise your creativity. Perhaps you’ll capture a photo of a gift you’ve given, or even the person who received it. Maybe you’ll feel led to share the piece you created that finally gave you confidence in your …

Craftography Challenge: January 9 – Simplicity

  The best simple photography tip I have ever learned was to clear your frame of unnecessary elements. After practicing this for several years it seems so obvious to me, but I often overlooked this easy step before making it a conscious effort. Today, I challenge you to focus on simplicity.  You might choose to zoom in …