Thursday, January 29, 2009

Work with me....

To go along with the small jars I make a two cup teapot and tray.
Yesterday Mark put shelves up in the new area for the slab roller. I hope to start on some trays soon- and teapots.

We have used several photographers to shoot our work. I am quite fond of one and not real keen on this one- his shots for us are always too dark for me. It makes the pots look--- a bit washed out and flat. we are working on shooting some of our own, which are okay for the blog, but do they cross over when sending them off elsewhere? Sometimes yes- but many times no.
We have found when having professional photographs shot it has been worth the money and time. They are there when you do need them, but you should have current work shot yearly- there lies the problem of time and money.

We really need to find the time to take a class and figure out how better to take shots of our own work.

I'll put that on my "to do list" right next to getting the taxes done.


tsbroome said...

You know, you are so close to Randolph Community College, I wonder if there is a really good student there that would like some portfolio opportunities. When Gerry and I went there, the photo program was really strong and had a lot of talent. Not sure if that is still the case.

cookingwithgas said...

Hi - we have had students come out and talk to us about doing a shoot here for the day- but then no follow through on their part.
We bought a new camera and we are just finding our way with it- might take a little while.
Thanks for the info- it could be useful.

Linda Starr said...

I wish you didn't keep bring up stuff I need to do myself, I'm feeling a bit guilty - and then there's the time and money thing. I want to check into the student idea Tracy just mentioned, sounds like a great possible resource. Your photos look great by the way.