Friday, April 26, 2013

let's talk project page...

I say not to judge a book by its cover, or wine by its label, but do I live it? Ummm..NO.  First glance is what catches me. Content next. No mildly snazzy impression? I'm gone. Buhbye. Especially on your Ravelry projects page.
Above is mine. Please ignore that I haven't finished what was to be my all-purpose-winter-sweater. {cough, moving on, cough}
 Here's a friend's. Not naming names...unless you recognize her gorgeous knitting. Thar be some empty squares!  And she truly is an awesome knitter. If only you could see. Familiar?

 Unlike photo shoots  for clients, or book projects or pattern releases,  my Ravelry Projects photos are not big productions at all. A couple of minutes of effort plus a teeny bit of planning, a good crop. Ta-da. That's it.

  Which is why my friends at Knit New Haven invited me to teach a workshop on this very topic:
Photography for Your Ravelry Projects
Sunday May 5th 10-1:30
Knit New Haven (New Haven* CT)
call tor stop in to register in advance  (limited space)  203-777-KNIT

This will be fun--well, I try to make all my classes fun, and usually succeed- but with our goal all being the same, we can play with color, composition, backgrounds and I will have a wonderful model there just to pose with your FO's--so everyone can leave with a few of their squares filled in.
We will spend a bit of time, too, on easy photo editing using online (no cost) software, so you can goose those images and make them fly. 
You can work with a Point & Shoot, a DSLR or even, shutthefrontdoor, your Iphone.
See you there? 

* New Haven has a handy train station, if you want to make this a day trip to join us, jump on the MetroNorth.  I'll get you  a ride over to the shop and back to the station later, close by.

See my other classes coming up, a Photo Safari at The Village Knitter on May 18th, and a 3 session class at Webs starting May 16th...and then Fiber College and Rhinebeck in the fall. Check the listings here.

Monday, April 08, 2013

posing, posting, passing by

I have a nice blabby post in my head about posing people in knits for photos. Do you think of flabby & blabby together? I do. My head is full of flabby blab. But so little time! Instead, tonight, I have another quick peek from the big fat Green Mountain Spinnery shoot to post.
This is Gillette , a crescent shawl in fingering weight. Want.
and a brand-new-just-posted list of classes and workshops* I'm teaching in the coming months. Go take a look.  I've got a little bit of everything going on.  Classes, plans, projects, maybe even some destashing...I feel like spring has sprung! How about you?
If you see a class or workshop you'd like me to teach at your venue, drop me a note.