One of the reasons why my blogging has been hit and miss recently is the frustration I feel when taking photos of my projects at the end of the day in poor light. As some of you may know, I have been reorganising my home recently to make room for my new tenant. After moving stuff around, I’m really happy to tell you that I’ve managed to squeeze in a photo studio in my garage!

I even purchased a photography light tent and lamps to help find my photography mojo! The light tent is huge! It’s an 80cm cube and look how small Perry looks in it.

Light tent and lamps

Here are some photos I’ve taken while playing with my new setup for the first time. Can you see the difference in lighting on Perry?

Perry the Pear (test photo 1) Perry the Pear (test photo 2) Perry the Pear (test photo 3)

I also took photos of some llama roving and a very yummylicious sock yarn. By the way, fibre is very boring to photograph! Haha…

Llama fibre (test photo)

Sock yarn (test photo)

What do you think? Not bad eh? :)

If you have been tempted to get your own light tent and lamps kit, I bought mine from this Aussie eBay seller. I thought it was a reasonable price, good quality and cheap postage for such a bulky item.

There are some really cool, detailed tutorials around the web to make your own light tent too. Here are my top 3 favourites:
1. How to make an inexpensive light tent via Digital Photography School
2. PVC light box/ light tent via Make
3. DIY collapsible light tent via JPG

My photography mojo is officially back! I have more photos to share with you next week. Until then, hope you have a bright week!