True Colours

Creating a great colour is one thing, but how do you accurately represent the colours on the screen for use on the internet?
This is where I’m at now. I have created a range of colours that I’m happy with and which I plan to replicate and dye in larger quantities. But I want some pictures to share my results on the internet! Like with photographing finished knitting projects, I found that natural light works best to represent the colour. Where to find natural light at a time that’s convenient to me?
So I bought myself a light-tent. This worked well in that direct spot-light is diffused and evenly distributed in my little tent. However, after a little while I figured out that the source of light could be improved as my images needed too much tweaking on the computer….

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…so I got myself some daylight lamps, especially for this purpose. See the difference?!

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In any case, this is only the start. Setting the White Balance on the camera and calibrating my monitor are necessary too. Everybody sees colours differently and different monitors and light-conditions don’t make it easier either. I hope I can get the images as accurate as possible for my web-shop (yay!), so people are not disappointed when the parcel arrives.
I’ve dedicated a corner of my studio to the picture taking for now, as I have rather a lot images to take. Excuse the mess…:-)

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About Yarn Pony

I like yarn. A lot. And puppies. I also dye yarn to feed my knitting obession. Together with Jo (http://www.wordpress.bluebluegrey.com) I organise the Edinburgh Yarn Festival (http://www.edinyarnfest.com) Twitter: @yarnpony facebook: YarnPony http://www.yarnpony.wordpress.com
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