Sunday, 31 July 2011

Knit nation - Part 3 Photograph your fibre

On Sunday morning I attended the Photograph your Fibre class with Franklin Habit, it was 3 hours jam packed with information on how to take better photos and get the best from your camera.

We were supposed to bring the manual for our camera but I was given my camera by my sister and I have less than no idea if she gave me the manual at all and where I put it if she did. Happily, when I got to class someone mentioned they had downloaded theirs from the manufacturers website and the day before a lovely lady in the tea salon had shown me how to download PDFs to my iPhone - thats what you can serendipity (one of my favourite words, I will use it as often as I can), I managed to download the manual and it was a big help.


Part of the class was talking about putting together an inexpensive light tent - this the one Franklin brings to his classes, it can be packed away in to his suitcase, I'll be trying this out, I'll let you know how I get on.

Franklin was a joy to listen to, he's so funny and engaging and although there was A LOT of information (I made A LOT of notes because my memory is not great!) I could have listened to him for another 3 hours. He recommended this book for further reading and I will read it on holiday, it will be the only actual book I take along with my kindle.


(What I really learned is I need a better camera.......)


  1. I just took Franklin's class at Sock Summit here in Portland, Oregon. It covered a lot of things I remembered from high school photography (when we used to use film!), but also added to my toolkit. Fun to play with his staging and lighting!

    Do the pix in your book show in your kindle?

  2. Ooh, I might check that book out – I wasn't able to do the class, but I really want to improve my yarn photography.