13 October 2, 2007

Getting Things Done, So We Can Begin

Our next big project is going to be the studio floor. Brandon and I will be ripping out the nasty beige carpet and putting in bamboo. It’s the same bamboo that we used in the bedroom a while back.

The bedroom was our first floor experience, and the whole project took eight days (I think). Hopefully we can be a bit quicker this time, but I’m not sure. There is a LOT of stuff in my studio. Heavy stuff. Stuff I wish would magically move itself out of there.

Of course, there are a few things that need to get done before we can empty the room. This mostly means product photography. I actually like setting up my little photo shoots, but I never seem to get around to it.

Photoshoot

Paper Airplane Suitcase Set
Paper Airplane Suitcase Set

So cute! Now, off to finish up a few other tasks…

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13 Comments

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    bibbitybob
    October 3, 2007 at 2:56 am

    I really need to get myself a light box made!

    Just to let you know, I’ve tagged you on my blog.

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    drey
    October 3, 2007 at 4:53 am

    wow thanks so much (you got no idea) for posting that photo of your product photo process. wow. so is that a DIY lightbox? i’d love to get some ideas off you… my product photography is v. sad.

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    monica yvette
    October 3, 2007 at 12:15 pm

    I like your little lighting studio set up. Is that a Tupperware container? Natural daylight bulbs or halogen? I can see you might get a lot of questions from this post:)

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    krissy
    October 3, 2007 at 12:40 pm

    yep, another lighbox q!

    any chance you’d consider a quick tutorial about how you made yours?

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    Lili
    October 3, 2007 at 2:13 pm

    You are a brave, brave girl. I am just on the edge of manic production mode for the holidays. I cant even imagine taking apart my studio right now. I guess its now or January, right?

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    Lili
    October 3, 2007 at 2:45 pm

    ps. curry suitcases! *drools*

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    Susy
    October 3, 2007 at 5:43 pm

    this would be a good thing to learn to do since I”ll probably fall out my window soon trying to get that hard-to-catch winter lighting.

    thanks for your comment on my blog, and now I gotcha back!
    : )
    susy

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    Nicole | Making it Lovely
    October 3, 2007 at 11:34 pm

    Yep, that’s my DIY lightbox! I use GE Reveal bulbs (100 watts) for three of the lights. In the second lamp from the left, I have a 60 watt GE Reveal bulb to soften some of the shadows. There’s a great article with lots of info and tips here: Taking Professional Looking Photos Without a Professional.

    And Lili, yep… it’s either now or in January. I’m so eager to get it done now. The carpet that’s in there is so gross!

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    jane
    October 4, 2007 at 7:03 am

    I hope you’ll share any tips you have about laying the bamboo floor. I have the same project ahead of me and also lots of heavy stuff that I wish would move itself. Do you have “super sliders”? I felt like the strongest girl in the world when I moved our china cabinet on carpeting, by myself, to paint—they really help and you don’t have to worry as much about scratching the new floor when moving all back in. Also, do you have a rule-of-thumb as to when you paint the ceiling the same color as the walls (like in the bedroom)?

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    jenni
    October 4, 2007 at 9:37 am

    Love the little suitcase and can’t wait to see the new bamboo flooring! Let us know how it goes–maybe a In Progress post? :D

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    Allison
    October 10, 2007 at 10:28 am

    Oh wow! Thank you thank you for the photograph of how you set up your shots. I have been trying to photograph some of my portfolio pieces and it never looks as professional as I would like. I have been half tempted to hire someone.

    I will be visiting that link you mentioned above for more tips. Thanks!

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    Maryam in Marrakesh
    October 19, 2007 at 7:43 pm

    oooh fantastic. I am desperate to learn how to take good product shots. Thank you.

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    Darren Kiely
    March 15, 2008 at 8:15 am

    Thank you for sharing your tips, like many others I like to see how things are done behind the scenes aswell…makes us feel that we can create a profession product!! I jsut found your blog last night, I am in Australia and I will be checking it out more now.
    Cheers

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