knits by sachi

Creating a craft book

on November 8, 2013

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Woolly Felters, the authors of upcoming book, “Little needle felted teddy bears” were back in studio yesterday.

We take hundreds of photos to create one craft book. Last week, they worked on step-by-step tutorial photos. This time, flat shots.

Flat shots are close ups of each project with minimal background. They are taken with lots of care and attention to angles, lighting and details. They are to show the readers how the finished work should look like. A good craft book contains many informative photos as well as beautifully styled ones.

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I learned a great tip on photography here. You can control the lighting by placing white polyethylene plates around the object like this. The photo becomes so much brighter.

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We check each photo immediately. We repeat shooting until we are 100% happy with it.

Here is our very talented photographer.

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It may be a painstaking task of many hours in studio.

But it is fantastic to work with experienced editors, designers, stylists and photographers.

And we have teas and biscuits. And a bit of silly moments.

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2 responses to “Creating a craft book

  1. Julie Henn says:

    So interesting.

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