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Comment by Denice E. Demuth on December 30, 2018 at 12:47pm

Great color and crystal formation.   Denice

Comment by Pat on June 6, 2016 at 10:49pm

Yes this helps. This photo is great too and another lovely cup. 

I am fond of the iron blue and especially like that the glaze changes in the light. Really beautiful stuff.

Thanks so much for all the tips. I really need to get some quality photos of my current work and this is very encouraging. The last set I hired out and they were not even as good as the so so photos I took so I am back to doing it myself and trying to improve the quality.

Comment by Joseph Fireborn on June 6, 2016 at 9:49pm

Photobox: http://amzn.com/B00GKGGICC

Lights: http://amzn.com/B00E4YS2XU

Here is how I have it setup: 

And here is the result: 

It works pretty well, considering its under $100 dollars for a studio lighting setup. Of course you can use the backdrops that come with the photobox but I already have a gradient one that I cut to fit inside of it. 

Hope this helps. Changing settings and lighting on the camera is the key to getting good pictures. Lots of testing and tweaking.

The glaze inside of the yunomi is actually the black iron glaze that is on the mug I posted with that yunomi. It is turns blue from the iron in the clay body, on a non iron body the glaze stays black. 

Comment by Pat on June 6, 2016 at 9:37pm

I would appreciate the links if you have them. I keep looking at set-ups but am not sure which way to go. I usually shoot outside too but am not always happy with the results.

Your teacup looks great outside too. The inside comes across turquoise and I love the combo of dark yellow and turquoise.

Comment by Joseph Fireborn on June 6, 2016 at 10:08am

Thanks everyone for the nice comments about my work. I am feeling overwhelmed with all the nice comments! 

I just use an old cannon coolpix 120 camera. It is about 10 years old. Any digital camera will take great pictures. I am getting better at my pictures over time. They are still far from what I want. A lot of my problems is that different glazes look better under different lighting. This glaze is almost all crystals on the surface so light does well with it. 

As far as the lighting I am using a 20 dollar photobox that I got off amazon and 2 lights that I got for $70 dollars also on amazon. I can find the links if you want? They have really helped my lighting a lot. A problem I had is that I used to display my pots in really bright light. Which shows their true colors under the sun, however I had some sales where people commented that they were darker than the pictures. So I filtered my light a good bit from the original lighting I started with and thus my pictures are aimed at bright room lighting instead of natural light. 

Here is a picture of the above yunomi outside in natural sunlight. 

As you can see colors change drastically with room lighting and natural lighting. 

Comment by Pat on June 6, 2016 at 9:35am

Hey Joseph - George is right - it is a really nice photo as well. What type of camera and lights did you use to take the photo? It looks professional.

Comment by George Lewter on June 6, 2016 at 12:10am

That is a great photo of a great pot

Comment by Pat on June 4, 2016 at 5:20pm

Thanks for the further info. Love it!

Comment by Joseph Fireborn on June 4, 2016 at 3:04pm

Thanks Erik and Pat.

Comment by Erik Evans on June 3, 2016 at 9:25pm

Really, really nice.  Congratulations!

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