Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Photo contest - interested?

I finally wrote the beginnings of the "Quilt Blogger's guide to Photography - your pictures will rock in 10 painless steps".

Before I post it up, I got to thinking that it might be fun to host a little photo contest.

In order to participate, you would take a 'before' photo of a project you're working on before you read the guide, then post the photo to your blog or to flickr.

It wouldn't even need to be of quilt blocks, but it could be of a clothing project, or a knitting project. It could be any hand made project actually.

Then, you'd need to read my 1 page guide to improve your photos, and after reading it take an 'after' photo of the same subject. Then you would need to post your 'after' photo too.

Let me know if it sounds like fun.

23 comments:

Journeying Five said...

i'm game! but am away for spring break at the end of the week

The Calico Cat said...

I'll play...

Sally Hess said...

That sounds great! I always want my photos to look good. I have a great camera, but barely know how to use it...

evergreenknits said...

Sounds intriguing! You do take lovely photos and it would be wonderful to learn how.

I put up a post about your idea on WiKnit, my knitting contest blog.

Turtle said...

i'd play along as well. Might be very helpful!

JC said...

I'd be really interested also!

Diana said...

This sounds interesting.

una quilter said...

I'd love to join in too, if there's room for one more student!

MamaMay said...

I'm game! I have LOTS of photo on my blog and on flickr.

Jenny said...

That sounds interesting even without it being a contest!

Rhonda said...

This is great! I thought I had a handle on photography until I started taking pictures of my work. Textiles can be tricky. Thanks! I'm in! - www.joycesdaughter.com

kathleen said...

awesome! a contest involving photos! too bad I can't make anything. but great idea!!

cksknitter said...

I'm interested. My photos never turn out like other people's photos.

Little Miss S. said...

It sounds like so much fun. I'm in when there is a way of learning to take better photos...

brownbear said...

Sounds good. I wouldn't mind knowing how to make my knitting projects look better in photos.

beinred said...

I'd love to participate.

chookie said...

that's a great idea. Good pics make such a dif.

christine said...

I'd love to try as well.

I'll be away from tomorrow until next Thursday...hope I wont miss out on the chance.

Laura said...

I am no good at picture taking but I certainly look forward to seeing everyone else's.

Cecile said...

Let's go !

sophie said...

If it's not too late to join the fun, I'd like to play along, too.

Sue said...

I would never turn down some the chance to make my work look better
I am in when do we start?

Beverly said...

this is not only fun - it's something i really need!