I've really been have fun with my buttons... after my last post, and some chats with some of my crafty friends, I decided to post some more photos of my buttons... but there's a catch!
I'll share mine if you share yours!
Here's the challenge: (it's easy peasy, promise!)
SHOW US YOUR BUTTONS!
Dig out your grungy, dirty and poor little buttons... clean them up, take their photos (remember to tell them to smile :0) ) then post a blog with your favorite button photos... See? Easy!
Sort of a "show off" of your collection and your favorite buttons... let them speak for themselves... so many of us LOVE our buttons, let's take a little time to appreciate them!
Leave me a comment with a link to your blog with your button pics when you are done, so we can all click away and see everyone's button collections.
I've created a flickr group HERE if you would like to add your photos to the pool.
I'll post a blog with everyone's blog links in a few days...
say Sunday afternoonish??
What do you say? Sound like fun?
Also, I wanted to share here a few of my photo tips... just to make a bit of a better picture, but it takes practice!
Don't give up and take your time!!
A few photo tips for taking good photos:
1. Use Natural Light!!! (indirect sunlight) Try *not* to use your flash... it creates unnecessary shadows.
2. Turn on your "MACRO" setting for your up close shots... looks like a flower usually... or check your camera's user guide to find out how to turn it on. This will make your pictures sharper with more clarity.
3. When taking your photo, be sure (if your camera has this feature) that you lock the focus. Center the photo, press down the shutter button 1/2 way until your frames turn from red to green, re-center, if needed, while still holding the shutter button, then finish by pressing the shutter button all the way down.
4. Use your photo editing software to crop, brighten, rotate and enhance your photos... to make them easy to view with better detail.
I hope that is helpful to you... I've had several emails lately about how I take my photos...
Oh, and I'm NOT a professional, those are just my personal tips, from practice...
So, dig out those buttons!!
We wanna see!!