How to: photograph your teaware. A beginner's guide.

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Re: How to: photograph your teaware. A beginner's guide.

Postby Nenugal » Jun 20th, '11, 02:28

How to photograph your cat:
1. Set up a lot of teaware
2. Take pictures of the cat while it is distracted by the lovely teaware

Great pictures, debunix :D

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Re: How to: photograph your teaware. A beginner's guide.

Postby debunix » Jul 30th, '11, 22:34

Today, Miss Emily stayed out of the pictures, and let me set up something fairly complicated to get all of my Petr Novak teaware in a single frame: a box (in which some delicious teas were shipped, yay!) was cut down to 2 sides and a bottom, for draping the piece of velvet. Various things nearby were grabbed to put under the velvet as bases to raise the pieces off the bottom, making room for them all in one shot:

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Then a tripod was used for the long exposure, and what you don't see here is me standing behind it with a large towel, and the remote in my hand, trying to position the towel to block the glare from the wall of windows on the other side of the room, and keep the light softer on the ceramics.

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And this is the result

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Re: How to: photograph your teaware. A beginner's guide.

Postby Chip » Nov 13th, '11, 13:49

I have been working on an anthology topic going back a few years, look for it soon.

This does bring up a bit of a problem with projects like this. As I go through the older pages, a lot of photobucket, flickr, etc. links no longer work and the photos do NOT display, likely due to being deleted or moved or renamed by members from their albums, not realizing it at the time that the photos were linked on TeaChat.

This is a shame when viewing older pages as pictures often say a thousand words. But we can work on preventing this in the future if we make a conscious effort.

Two Solutions I came up with:

1. Posting photos as attachments, but then the forum could lose photos as well when updating, etc.

2. Creating a TeaChat album/file in your individual photo hoster. Thus any photo you have in the TeaChat album, you know not to delete since it is somewhere on TeaChat.

Soooo, please make a conscious effort to do one or the other. I will likely post this around the forum ... so please forgive the duplicating. And thank you for helping in this way to improve our forum!

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Re: How to: photograph your teaware. A beginner's guide.

Postby yinwenqian » Dec 1st, '11, 23:16

it is enjoyable to see beautiful pictures
look at the picture i taked
Image,your comments are welcome

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Re: How to: photograph your teaware. A beginner's guide.

Postby debunix » Dec 1st, '11, 23:56

Lovely shot, of a very nice pot.

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Re: How to: photograph your teaware. A beginner's guide.

Postby rdl » Dec 2nd, '11, 00:03

yinwenqian wrote:your comments are welcome

beautiful pot yinwenqian. i like the drama you provide. one suggestion to highlight the graceful details of your pot is to have a simpler background that doesn't compete with the pot itself. also, have you already described the pot in another post? i would like to know more.

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Re: How to: photograph your teaware. A beginner's guide.

Postby debunix » Dec 2nd, '11, 02:23

I liked the way the furniture curlicues in the background softly echo the lines of the pot in this one.

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Re: How to: photograph your teaware. A beginner's guide.

Postby hopeofdawn » Dec 2nd, '11, 10:13

yinwenqian wrote:it is enjoyable to see beautiful pictures
look at the picture i taked
Image,your comments are welcome


Wow, utterly gorgeous--both the photo and the pot!

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Re: How to: photograph your teaware. A beginner's guide.

Postby rdl » Dec 2nd, '11, 14:24

debunix wrote:I liked the way the furniture curlicues in the background softly echo the lines of the pot in this one.

i do too. i should have been more clear in my suggestion. the bold lines on the tray are more disturbing to my eye than the soft curves of the backround. however, i would have tweeked the prespective so there is more harmony between the curlicues and the pot. just my opinion.

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Re: How to: photograph your teaware. A beginner's guide.

Postby yinwenqian » Dec 4th, '11, 22:49

light is very important for taking a good picture

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Re: How to: photograph your teaware. A beginner's guide.

Postby yinwenqian » Dec 4th, '11, 22:53

rdl wrote:
yinwenqian wrote:your comments are welcome

beautiful pot yinwenqian. i like the drama you provide. one suggestion to highlight the graceful details of your pot is to have a simpler background that doesn't compete with the pot itself. also, have you already described the pot in another post? i would like to know more.

thanks for your suggestion,rdl,by now ,i don't open a topic about this pot.

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Re: How to: photograph your teaware. A beginner's guide.

Postby yinwenqian » Dec 8th, '11, 23:38

below is my website,there are many photos of teapots ,welcome your comments
yixing clay teapot dot com

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Re: How to: photograph your teaware. A beginner's guide.

Postby Chip » Dec 7th, '12, 18:04

I will be setting this topic free of its "Stickied" status shortly since it is a full year since its last post.

I will post an index with a link to this topic for easy reference.

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