I must admit that I used to be cheap and tried to take my own "professional" pictures. Unfortunately for my husband and my bank account I'm not all that cheap anymore, but the good news is I have an, "I can do that(about everything)" complex... so I'm still attempting to take my own "professional" pictures. The below picture is straight out of my camera. No edits, nothing, nada!
- freezer paper
- tin foil
- cookie sheet or cutting board
Instructions:Cover a cookie sheet or cutting board or cardboard with tin foil. This will be your light reflector. In a big window or patio door tape up a long sheet of freezer paper. Position your photo subject on the paper with the diffused light shining in. Use your "reflector" to bounce more light onto the subject. Get as close to the subject as you can with both the reflector and your camera.
Below I used one of my fall decor items to hold up my "reflector."
Above is one of the ruffled camera strap covers I photographed using this same technique. If you don't Pinterest then you will think I'm some sort of genius. If you do... you may have viewed another "helping tutorial" at Handmade Spark which is where the idea/inspiration for this post came from.