So, I was all excited last August when I got a new fancy camera! It is a Canon Rebel DSLR and it was replacing my 7-year old Canon point and shoot. I was a little overwhelmed, so I met up with a friend that I hadn't seen in 20 years (since high school!) who was a professional photographer. It was a great morning! Great to catch up with an old friend, and also great to go over all of my camera settings.
Kevin was a great teacher, so I have to give a big shout out and thank you to him!! You can see his work on his facebook page - Kevin M. James
Unfortunately a new camera didn't solve all of my photography woes. It certainly improved them, but not quite to the point that I wanted to get to. I needed lighting and I needed a better setting.
I started out purchasing a fake floor mat on Amazon. I decided on it because it was heavier than just the vinyl ones that are used as back drops. But, at 23 inches x 34 inches it fell short when I was photographing larger magnet boards. I also invested in some lights, stands, and a white backdrop - also from Amazon - and they really help on those darker days in my house.
So my new fake floor arrived today!! It is 4 feet x 5 feet - plenty large enough for what I needed. Actually I could have used 2 feet x 5 feet, but that size wasn't available.
Here is a photo grouping on of the fake floors - so you know what I am talking about!
And here is the result! I LOVE LOVE LOVE what is going to happen with my pictures!!