If you plan to sell your work or submit it to shows or for publication, then we all need to learn how to create photographs that do the work justice.
|Tips for taking better digital photos|
By: Terry Quiram
Terry presents us with a list of short tips that could help you get better digital photos of your turnings.
|Controlling reflections from the background|
By: John Lucas
When you are shooting with a bright white background it will often reflect in the top of the subject. It will often take away the color. Learn how to solve this problem in this article.
|Lighting tricks using a light tent |
By: John Lucas
This article is for the more advanced people who are already getting acceptable images and want to improve them.
|How to photograph really glossy wood turnings|
By: John Lucas
More woodturners are experimenting with very high gloss finishes. These can be problematic when trying to photograph them because they reflect the light sources and everything else they “see” in the room and on the background. Darker woods also show reflections more than light colored woods. In this article, John shows us a method of photographing glossy woodturnings.
|Photographing your Art Work - Part 1 |
By: John Lucas
Many people find themselves needing better quality images to display on the web or enter juried craft shows. I worked for Tennessee Tech University as a photographer for 26 years. The Appalachian Center for Crafts was part of our school so I got to shoot a lot of artwork--everything from jewelry and knives, to glass, ceramic, fiber and lots of furniture and turning. I did a lot of research on what it takes to get my artist-clients into the top shows and into magazines and books and was quite successful at this. I also taught my clients and others how to photograph their work using inexpensive equipment. I will try to explain some simple techniques in this article and then follow this with another article or two on more advanced techniques.
|Photographing Your Work|
By: Gary Katz
This is an excellent article explaining how to improve your photography in your workshop. If you need to improve your shop photography, you will find everything you need to know in this article.
|Simple Photo Tricks|
By: David Reed Smith
In this article, David Reed Smith gives us some tips on how to photograph our turnings if we're not trying to achieve professional photographs. His tips work well for those creating their own web site, or creating an article for Woodturning Online or your local club newsletter.
|A high tech fix for a bad photo|
By: Larry Marley
Larry Marley regularly creates new videos for woodturners to learn new projects and new techniques. He was recently struggling to get a good picture of one of his turnings, like many of us and decided that it was time to work on a solution.
So, Larry worked on building an inexpensive and easy-to-assemble photo tent. He is able to get great photos using lights from a big box store.
Larry is now showing us how he built his photo tent and giving us a recipe to build out own! Check it out!
|How I Photograph my Woodturnings for the Website|
By: Derek Andrews
In this article, Derek does a great job of explaining how getting the correct exposure on your photos is so important. This is very important information if you're taking your own photos.
|Photographing your Work - A tutorial|
By: Neal Addy
This tutorial is intended for the woodturner and casual photographer whose primary interest is in taking better photos of his or her woodturnings. It assumes the reader has a standard point-and-shoot camera (or better) and will be shooting primarily in "auto" or "macro" mode. It does not attempt to cover technical photographic concepts such as shutter speed, ISO, aperture, etc. Rather, it is a compilation of simple tips and tricks for assisting fellow woodturners in improving their photos.
|Photographing Your Work Tutorial|
By: Katherine Kowalski
In this article, Katherine explains how to photograph your work to show your turnings to their full advantage.
|Do-It-Yourself Photo Tent- Simple, Sweet and Inexpensive|
By: Kurt Hertzog
In this article, Kurt shows us how to make an inexpensive photo booth from foam core boards. He gives a list of all the supplies and explains the entire process to make your own.
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Stainless Steel Pizza Cutter Turning Kit
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The server makes the perfect companion for our Pizza Cutter Turning Kit (above, sold separately). Made from food-grade 304 stainless steel and attached to the handle (you turn) with an included 1/4-20 threaded insert.
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This set of four easy-spin 2-3/8" urethane casters feature a foot-activated lift mechanism that engages or disengages with the touch of your toe. Engage them to lift your bench 3/4" off the floor for mobility, disengage them for stability. Each caster is constructed of durable steel and rated for 100 lbs. - that's 400 lbs. of total capacity with the 4-pc. set!
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Turn any shop vacuum with a 2-1/4'' ID outlet into a 2-stage dust and chip separator. When used with most power tools and shop vacuums, the Dust Right® Separator captures sawdust, wood chips, and other debris before it enters your vacuum, preventing the loss of suction power caused by a clogged vacuum filter. The five-caster base makes it exceptionally stable and easy to maneuver around the shop. Plus, hoses connect inside the in/out ports, preventing unintentional disconnections. The Dust Right® Separator creates a cyclonic air flow that causes most wood dust particles and other materials that are heavier than air to separate, preventing them from being passed to the vacuum. The vortex effect that is created prevents the loss of suction caused by prematurely clogged filters
Micro Dust Air Filtration System
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The PM1250 Air Filtration System employs an electrostatic filter that attracts and removes particles as small as 0.1 micron in size. It cycles the air in a 680 square foot space—the equivalent of an oversized 2-car garage—up to five times in a single hour. When set at the lowest setting, the system is about as quiet as a library, and when on high, it's quieter than normal conversation. Unlike most other air filtration systems, the PM1250 is portable and freestanding, meaning you can carry it to wherever filtration is most needed, then simply set it on the floor or the bench. The angle is adjustable using the knobs on the side of the unit. If you like, it can also be mounted to the wall or ceiling.
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