Monday, December 08, 2014

Awful photos.

One of the things I talk about in the book is the importance of good photography for your patterns: not just to make the thing seem sexy and attractive, but also as a tool for your knitters to be able to really see and understand the piece.

Back in September I gave one of my favourite photographers, Gillian Martin, a ridiculous assignment. I told her I wanted bad sweater photos.

"What d'ya mean, bad?"

"Something like the photos I take", I said. I'm terrible at photography.

Gillian enlisted her hubby and the lovely Sue Frost, and they had what was clearly a very fun afternoon taking some terrifically bad photographs.

Some of them are too bad to not share, if you see what I mean.

This one's ok, but it is a  little crooked.... 

Is this selling the sweater or the shawl? Neither very well...

Sue is adorable but I can't see much of the sweater... 

Pippin is even more adorable, but ditto.

Speaking of Pippin the cat... 

And because Sue loves her dogs as much as she loves her cats. In the moody darkness.

Nice hedge. Is that a sweater he's wearing?

Ok, I don't think we needed to get in *that* close.

Hi Gillian! I can see you!

I'm grateful to all three - plus Sue's pets - for being good sports about it all. I doubt Gillian will be putting this particular assignment in her portfolio, but I'm a very happy client.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

These pictures are hilarious. Every photographer (professional and amateur) should look at these and (hopefully) learn a few things.