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The making of a photoshoot

whole office photoshoot

See that tiny space of light near the window?  That is my photo studio.  It’s the only place in our small apartment that gets enough light to take decent photos with my point and shoot camera without using the flash.  (see my computer screen?  I was in the middle of a Law & Order: SVU marathon courtesy of Netflix.  Whoop, time to move on the next episode.)  Today, I needed a new shot of ribbon color choices for my Etsy shop.  I set out a flat, white piece of paper and styled the ribbons how I wanted them to look.  In a casual, colorful pile with the ends in a line.

After I shot what  felt like a billion photos, I picked my favorite and opened in Photoshop.  The photo didn’t look that bad right out of the camera.  I liked how it was framed and there was enough space on the right side to add words later.  But, the background looked more gray than white and a few of the colors were a little dull.

After fudging around with the Levels, Shadow/Highlight, and Saturation, I came up with this:

I added the text using the Phinster Fine font to specify each color.  Doesn’t look that bad for a photo taken in a small corner with a point and shoot camera!

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