Style24
Style24
Style24
Style24

Share Your DIY Projects!

diy

Team DIY wants to hear from you!

WANT TO SHARE WHAT YOU HAVE CREATED?

We want to see it! SEND US YOUR PICS AND WIN A $50 Gift Card! All participants will get a free e-book! Be sure to include your name, contact info, and a brief explanation. We can’t wait to see your projects!

  • We prefer vertical photos. Not required, but vertical photos mean bigger photos on our site, and bigger is better.
  • Include a link to more photos. Our submission form accepts four photo uploads for ‘before and after’ features, but if you have more photos to show off at your personal blog or website, make sure to include that. We’ll pull more photos from there for our post, and we’ll make sure to direct readers back to your link so they can read more about the process!
  • Give us a thorough rundown. We want to really understand what we’re seeing in the photos, so give us a good description of your project, including the budget (if you can share), a list of changes, materials used, shopping resources, and any and all relevant details.

BONUS GIFT!

689a725b75805c98445ee22db7968de0

DIY - HANDMADE

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Subject

Your Message

Upload Your Photo

Facebook
Twitter

Documenting DIY projects

Professional photography skills and fancy cameras aren’t required for a decent snap, just a bit of know-how and experimentation with angles and height.
GETTING THE RIGHT LIGHT
Professional snappers all agree light is the key factor when taking photos and that natural or ambient light is ideal.
Morning and midday light between 10am and 2pm is the brightest with the least shadows, meaning less possibility of a dark and confusing shot.
If working in a garage or workshop position your project close to the door or a window, avoiding reflections if shooting through glass.
TO SHOOT INSIDE turn on ceiling lights and lamps if it’s too dark and use the camera flash to fill in dark spots or shadows. On camera flashes have a short range so stand about a metre from the project.
TAKE MULTIPLE PICTURES so you have lots to choose from. A bonus of digital cameras is that it costs nothing to take lots of shots. Change your position slightly, flip the camera from landscape to vertical and choose the clearest images when editing.
PLAN THE PROJECT IN STEPS
To record a project in steps visualise the end result, breaking it into the most important or useful stages.
THE BEFORE SHOT is essential for comparing the original to the result. If the before is an empty space, such as a wall where a cabinet will be built, take a wide shot of the entire area to show why the project was needed.
TO TAKE PICTURES DURING the DIY process select a vantage point to capture it. Close detail shots may be valuable for materials, techniques or tools but take the progress shots from a distance to show the whole area.
THE AFTER SHOT should showcase the project at its best advantage so ensure the area around, in front and behind is free of clutter.
TIP Seeing the before and after from the same position has the most impact so mark your spot with a masking tape cross.

 


error: Content is protected !!