Monday, August 13, 2007

Experiments In Macro

On Saturday I had a play around at making a home macro photography set up with one of those ubiquitous translucent plastic storage tubs, a piece of heavyweight white cartridge paper and a couple of bulldog clips.

Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran Tweed Jo Sharp Classic DK
[click the pics to see them bigger]

The bulldog clips were just for my nipples, you know, to make the experience more fun.

Of course I kid! Such a kidder! I tipped the box up on its side, cut a piece of heavy paper to line the bottom and back of the box in a smooth curve (to avoid any sort of horizon line) and held the paper in place with the nipple clamps. I mean bulldog clips. Then I was able to take it outside and shoot with diffused natural light.

OK, what I should have done is take a photo of the set-up but I was too distracted by the bulldog clips.


Cecilia said...

Nice pictures. What plans do you have for the purple Jo Sharp?

The Other Andrew said...

The plan is for one of the scarves from Scarf Style. I can't remember the name (I'm at work and the book is at home), but it's the one with sort of fernlike cables and small popcorn bobbles. Nicer than it sounds from my description!

ARJ said...

These look really great-- I have seen online stores with much worse! I've been meaning to do this for ages, maybe I will now finally get off my lazy heinie & sort myself out since you have made such a shining example of yourself! :-)

Kenyo said...

Wow -- a yarn stylist!

The Other Andrew said...

Thanks arj & Kenyo!