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Photographing needlepoint is a problem. How often I've heard "wow, it looks so much better in real life!" It's so hard to "see" the tactile, the texture, the volume, in a photograph.

I've been experimenting with photographing for a new book I'm working on. The thought behind the photographs is to give the viewer an angle not usually shown. The beauty of needlework is in the details. From the angles I've chosen to shoot, I hope some of the depth of the beauty of needlework can be experienced.

I look at these and want to reach out and touch them.




NCPat  – (January 31, 2010 at 9:49 AM)  

Amazing and what a great idea!

Sojourner Design  – (January 31, 2010 at 2:43 PM)  

Lovely. I think you have succeeded in capturing the texture.


Christa Evans  – (January 31, 2010 at 4:06 PM)  

Gorgeous, Orna. Getting great pictures of needleart is so hard to do but you've definitely captured the beautiful images. Do you mind sharing what type of camera you are using?

Orna Willis  – (February 1, 2010 at 4:34 AM)  

I'm using a Kodak EasyShare Z812IS. It is a very reasonably priced digital camera that I've had for a few years now. I tend to like bulky cameras, I like feeling I have something substantial in my hands so this is not one of those slim small cameras.
Still, I think it does the job.

Monica  – (February 2, 2010 at 6:41 AM)  

fabulous - perspective is everything!

Pierrette =^..^=  – (February 7, 2010 at 3:38 AM)  

Yes, I am one of those persons who often say "it looks much better in person" but your photos do show excellent details.

What kind of camera are you using and what setting or is it only the angle of the photo?

I also find that some colors/projects are much more difficult to be really representative of the real work being photographed.

Pierrette =^..^=

Orna Willis  – (February 8, 2010 at 2:08 AM)  

It's just the angle.
About the camera, see my comment above.

CarolynW –   – (April 22, 2010 at 9:01 AM)  

I love the way you captured the texture at these angles! yes, I want to reach out and touch them. You taught our guild in Huntsville, AL many years ago and I was fortunate enough to bring your canvases home for a few days before I packed them up and shipped them back to you. I remember my daughter was fascinated by them and one of the first things she asked was "can I touch them?" She is as tactile oriented as I am!

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