I got to play with one of the new digital releases at 2Peas a little early this week for the 1 Kit 3 Ways spotlight on the digi blog. This kit is All Boy by Jen Martakis. It is so cute, and perfect for kids cards.
I've seen a few people step out their card photography systems on their blogs and I thought I'd share mine. It's not very sophisticated, but it works for me.
Here is my "card portrait studio"
White T shirt draped over the steps! This spot in my house has some great natural light coming from that side window and also sliding glass doors and more windows on the opposite side, behind where I am when I'm taking the picture.
I use a Nikon D70 with a fixed (non zoom) 35mm lens and natural light. This camera is about 6 years old.
Here is how the picture looks straight out of the camera:
I open the photo in Photoshop Elements 6 and here is what I do:
1. Crop the photo.
2. From the dropdown click Enhance>Adjust Lighting>Levels.
3. Click the white eyedropper, drag the eyedropper to the white t shirt and click again.
4. Click Enhance>Auto Sharpen.
And here is how it comes out. The final step is to resize and save the image for web display. To do this click File>Save for Web. Set the quality at Very High and then resize the image to 550 on the long side, save it, and you're done. If anyone has any questions feel free to ask.