Do you struggle to take pictures of your quilts? My husband is the official model for my quilts. First, let me say, he is a very patient and willing quilt model. However, as I have previously mentioned, his arms aren’t long enough to show off some of my quilts, twin size or bigger. Trying to round up friends to hold quilts can be a pain and then I feel guilty for asking them to take the time during their day for something trivial.
During the winter, the photography session was even more of a hassle with all of the snow in the “studio”. My husband would stand on a ladder while on the deck and I would take the pictures from the ground. With this winter from hell, the snow piles became too tall. Even if we could have put the ladder up, I would have had to take the picture from the truck bed to get a proper angle on the picture.
Here is the “studio” after the last big snowfall. The meteorologists claimed that Southern MN would get 2-4 inches. When I woke up the next morning it had changed to 10-12 inches. We have become a bit jaded about snow this winter. Even though we had 11 inches of snow, school was still in session.
Did I mention that the deck is 2½ feet off the ground?
Standing on a ladder (even with the deck cleared of snow and ice) while holding a quilt seemed like an accident waiting to happen! There had to be a better way…
My crafty husband came home from the hardware store with these.
He bought 2 extension poles and clamped clips on the end hold the quilt. It is quite ingenious if you ask me. Now, we can extend the poles for larger quilts so you can get the full quilt in the picture. If the quilt is heavy (minky backing), the poles can be extended and the holder can rest them on the ground to help with the weight.
I have read somewhere that the camera should be at the same level of the middle of the quilt. I can stand on a step stool or ladder if necessary to get a picture versus the quilt holder. A much safer option! Next up, learning how to take better pictures.
The Sherbet Pips “Chevron and On” is a better picture of quilt holding prowess!
Thank you to a very supportive and creative husband!