Behind the Scenes: The Winter 2009 Photo Shoot
|Wow, how times flies. We are gearing up for the Spring 2010 photo shoot even as I browse through the photos from the Winter 2009 photo shoot. It was quite a memorable shoot with wonderful people, fabulous projects, and an indecisive Mother Nature.|
|The first day of the photo shoot dawned a chilly, October day. While many of the Winter garments will add a fabulous layer of warmth on any cold winter day, they may not stand up to the brisk air completely on their own. However, if you layer your crochet projects from the Winter issue, you will find yourself quite toasty. The Painted Turtle Afghan by Edie Eckman quickly became a favorite as the models wrapped their shoulders or hands in its warmth. Of course by the time we began taking pictures of the blanket as the star project the sun had come out. The softness of the Cascade yarn still created a perfect layer.|
|Shooting outdoors, when possible, provides fabulously interesting and organic shots. But Mother Nature is not always accommodating. When possible, we like to use the sun as our main source of light. On cloudy Fall days we sometimes have to pull in a light or two. And if you look just off to the left or right of about any shot, you will likely find a giant reflector being used to bounce just the right amount of light. The soft light on the Amelia Hat and Scarf by Elisa Cleveland showcases the softness silkiness of the Canopy Fingering yarn.|
|Each backdrop is carefully selected to showcase the colors and textures of a particular project. Have you ever taken a picture against a beautiful backdrop and been frustrated about that errant light pole that is in the exact wrong spot? Part of the fun of the photo shoots is finding the perfect prop or background to accentuate the project. The rustic car door behind the felted Bubble Bag by Tracy St. John is actually a charming gate. And to help the bricks fall to the perfect height on the Twilight Duster by Doris Chan, our model needed a little boost. The bricks perfectly draw attention to the architectural structure of the houndstooth pattern in this charmingly retro duster.|
|I wish I could share behind the scenes shots of each project. Order or pick up a copy of Interweave Crochet Winter 2009 today to see more of the great projects.