|Glazed cherry red, turqoise raku, unglazed black and glazed black beads|
Bead set with porcelain heart pendant and 6 glazed beads
I was taking pictures of beads this morning....and realised that I need to invest in a new camera. Maybe a photography course is a better idea. Okay, before I sell the camera for a pittance I'll sign up for a photography course. It's tricky taking pictures of beads, especially when they're glazed and there's so much light bouncing around. Deciding what will work as a background took me hours! Eventually I settled on my favourite fabric - shwe shwe - the grand old lady of South African fabrics. First I took pictures on blue and white shwe shwe fabric which was overpowering the beads. I then made several black and white photocopies of the fabric and used this version as a background. What do you think of my choice of background? Please comment below. Thanks!