photographing textile arts
stan at stans-photography.info
Mon Jun 22 19:36:17 EDT 2020
Hanging fabric may droop of its own weight. I would probable start with a setup allowing you to put the material on a flat surface: the floor, a table, etc, then shoot down from above. I’ve done a bit of this for for-the-record shots of Meg’s, my sister in law’s, and my own (very limited) works. It takes a special talent to properly mount/frame fabric and needlework and it would be hard to replicate with a temporary setup with the object hung vertically.
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> On Jun 21, 2020, at 5:49 PM, Christine Aguila <christine at caguila.com> wrote:
> Hi Everyone!
> Hope all is well!
> Quick question:
> I’d like to develop skills used to photograph the textile arts—which can often include fabrics with beads and metals and sequins etc.
> So, has anyone done this kind of work? Any recommendations? Tips? Resources?
> Also, any tips for ways and stands for hanging the art so it can be photographed?
> I do have a photography background stand for background papers etc. Has anyone used this stand to photograph art?
> Maybe two stands? One to hold the rolled background paper, then another stand to hang the art from? Something like that? What do you think?
> Cheers, Christine
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