I know an extraordinarily skilled photographer who is so talented, she can photograph a storm cloud, a steel screw or a sweater and make all of them look fantastic. Accomplishing this range is more difficult than you know.
Robin Feld is a professional and in-demand art and product photographer. Every now and then, she volunteers to take photos of my humble knit projects. (Yes, I’m a very lucky person.)
Not long ago, Robin took photos of my Flair cardigan, and on her blog, she wrote this:
It’s important to know your target audience. For example, I shoot a lot of product photos which are used to sell specific items.
Sometimes, it's important to create a mood with props and lighting, because many products are sold on an emotional level. Sometimes, you have to do the opposite. For example, recently, when working with a writer of a knitting blog, I learned that the important thing was to show the detail in a way which demonstrates how it is made.
Why? Because the blogger was explaining how the sweater was knitted and describing what worked and what didn’t work.
Of course, it doesn’t hurt to shoot a few glamour shots, but to some, the glamour is in the details.
What more can I say? Anything else would be overkill. I like the Flair sweater. I love the photos, with Flair.
To see more of Robin’s extraordinary work, visit Robin Feld Photography. (Strangely, she often photographs things that are not hand knit. I know, I’m as puzzled as you are.) To read more about the Flair sweater, go here.
I can say with great confidence Robin's photos will be hard to beat, but do visit FO Friday at Tami's Amis to see a wide range of wonderful projects.
Photos: courtesy Robin Feld Photography