Saturday 28 May 2011

Working in Daylight

So many people ask me how to get good photo’s of their cards and every time I answer daylight. I find that normal home lighting just doesn’t fit the bill and leaves my photography with an orange cast. As some of you know I recently fitted a daylight tube light fitting into my craft room as it not only gives true colours but it also is kinder on your eyes and it makes you feel a little better in yourself too.

I wanted to show you what I work with now and show you some comparisons to why it is better.

below is the table lamp I use it has a lamp head that twists so I can dirct the light where I need it and it also has a magnifier which is brilliant.

Daylight™ Table Top Lamp, White from UK Daylight Company


Below is a couple of photos took through the magnifier the first is without the lens and the second is with the lense

big guy golfingwo mag big guy golfingwith mag

As you can see there is quite a difference and I love the fact that I can just push the lens to one side when I don’t need it.

The next couple of picture will show you an amazing difference, I took the first picture withought using the Daylight lamp and the second picture with.

Without the lamp

big guy golfingdrk

With the Lamp

big guy golfing

You can see it is a much clearer picture and truer colours by using the lamp

For me it is a must have, I do have a light box for my cards but to be totally honest it isn’t a patch on my lamp.

I also know that the UK Daylight Company supply the bulbs and some portable lamps especially for crafters.

Jak Signature


Doreen said...

I totally agree with you jak about the daylight lamp,I couldn't work without mine

Candy said...

WOW! What a difference!
I need one of those daylight lamps WITH the magnifier.
Thanks for showing.
Hugs, Candy

Dawn Frost said...

I have the SAME lamp and I LOVE it! Especially the magnifying glass, it makes colouring the smaller images so much easier.

lady Anne Howard said...

Hello Jak,
I have the lamp but without the magnifier, think I could do with the both, thanks for sharing...
Love ~ Lady Anne xx

Anonymous said...

Wow Jak, cannot beleive the difference! I really could do with one of those!! Thank you as ever for sharing, your hints and tips truly are appreciated.

Mad Mary said...

Wow Jak, that is incredible!! Like night and day as the saying goes..... I think i may have found what to spend my birthday money on!!

Mary xx

Lisa Lynn said...

WOW, I see the light.

angelique (anlou) said...

hiya sweetie
your card is fabulous hunni
and what a difference by colors
it's just amazing
have a great weekend sweetie
hugs angelique

chrissy xx said...

This as just cost me!! It's now on it's way!!! But, Thank you.

Merry said...

Thanks for the post...huge difference in lighting . Might just have to look into this.

Christy/Tiddly Inks Digitals said...

I love my lamps...such a difference with or without them. LOL

Great card too! :)