Since I’m keeping it light this week with the Flash Giveaways going on, I thought I’d show you some what it’s like behind the scenes of Beautyholics Anonymous.
This is Command Central. It’s where I’m at every day. I’ve taken many pictures of my desk for the past Bloggie Wednesdays posts. This is my hub to the world, where I chat with LeGeeque daily (she keeps me sane on not being able to physically chat with anyone), read the news, deal with emails, get creative with my jewellery, edit photographs, write and blog. My work ends at about 5.30pm when the husband takes over with Diablo 3. I don’t see this desk again until 8am the next day.
The desk is also where I do a lot of my product photography. I have a lightbox, but I don’t use it unless it’s absolutely necessary (e.g. if I need to snap urgent product shots at night. This is quite rare). I like the dark mahogany background and the big double windows are a godsend for natural light photography.
The cameras I use for photography is an old Canon 400D (Tamron AF 17-50mm) and my trusty Panasonic Lumix LX5. I find the latter very good with highly close-up macro shots. It’s also easier to carry around with me than the heavy Canon. The DSLR originally belonged to Tim, but since he barely used it, it’s now mine.
Another place I do product photography is the floor right outside my bathroom. Not a glamourous position at all to take pictures since it’s such a narrow corridor, but the diffused light from the bathroom is lovely against the wooden floor. A number of product shots you see on Beautyholics Anonymous are taken on the floor or carpet (I make sure it’s clean before snapping pictures, of course), and often in the most unladylike positions!
As for image processing, I’m a Photoshop girl. I’ve been using Photoshop for about 5 years now. I don’t know all there is to know about in-depth image processing, but it’s enough for me to get by.
Original image pre-processing
That’s me trying to figure out what to write. I look like this 90% of the time.
Oh well, I’ll leave the writing for tomorrow.
Yay time to photograph my new blush and play with it!
I hope you’ve enjoyed a sneak peek behind the scenes of Beautyholics Anonymous. Like most bloggers, it’s a one-woman show, and definitely not as glamourous as you might think. In fact, when I’m writing, I’m usually in my jammies (I write best when I’m comfy and what’s more comfortable than jammies?). Not very stylish when the postman rings twice and I answer in my big fluffy robe, makeup-less face and bad hair.