You know how much I like my Modahaus Tabletop Studios. But don't take just my word for it. Helen Breil, a polymer clay artist and fellow member of the Grand River Bead Society bought one and the Steady Stead and loves it! I took this picture of Helen at our January meeting. She had brought in her units so she could photograph designs by other members.
|Helen Breil with her Modahaus units|
|Modahaus Tabletop Studios|
|Bertha on a bad hair day!|
|All My Love for You Inside Necklace/iPhone5/Natural Light|
|Kinetic Floral Filigree Earrings/iPhone 5/Natural Light|
The new Modahaus photostudios now come with 6 background colors. Helen really loves the black one. She tried putting the black over the white background sheets. She said, "I get a nice dramatic (image) - dark grey and black beads still show up. I used to use black suede for my black background but anything black totally disappeared. I use natural light and I get a bit of the gradated look. I'm still experimenting but I like the look." Here is the picture she sent me of her beautiful creation :
|Polymer Clay art by Helen Breil|
|All Tied Up in a Bow Necklace/Compact Camera/Natural Light|
|Turquoise Sterling Silver Wire Wrapped Pendant/Compact Camera/Natural Light|
|Awareness Ribbon Cord Necklace/Compact Camera/Natural Light|
The Modahahus products are a wonderful aid to great jewelry photographs. However, it is is also imperative to know how to use one's camera. Check the links below for all sorts of photography tips from Lex McColl, the professional photographer and inventor of Modahaus.
Helen was already into photography so she understood how to use her camera effectively. I on the other hand had no prior interest until I was dragged into the world of macro photography. Once in it, I began to enjoy it more and more! It really pays to experiment with your camera.
|Kinetic Floral Garden Earrings/iPhone 5/Natural Light|
Recently I have been using my iPhone 5 more and more. There's not much to change. It is so convenient and FAST! It doesn't make sense to spend more time taking photographs than actually making the pieces! See my post on How to Use Your Smartphone for Jewelry Photography. I usually use natural light for actual jewelry pictures but switch to daylight CFL bulbs in my basement workshop for tutorials.
|Wire Wrapped Quartz Donut Pendant/iPhone 5/Natural Light|
The steady stand works well to capture whole necklaces beautifully using my iPad.
|Copper Spool Knitted Wire Necklace/iPad4/Natural Light|
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