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….


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


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…:-)


About Yarn Pony

I like yarn. A lot. And puppies. I also dye yarn to feed my knitting obession. Together with Jo ( I organise the Edinburgh Yarn Festival ( Twitter: @yarnpony facebook: YarnPony
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