I received a lovely email from a lady complimenting my site, and saying how good she thought my photos were. I was flattered, but in truth I've SO MUCH to learn about taking good photos.
It did make me think about whether I'd any tips for taking pictures, and I thought I'd share here what I shared with Angela.
I'd welcome any tips you might have too....
I share your pain with photographing work - and I too am guilty of the “hang on, can I just take a photo before you take your commission with you…”!!
Well it's not calligraphy, but it was satisfying refreshing the name sign for our house. (Yes, I'll try anything to increase the chances that our hoped-for house sale will happen!)
The sign's not that beautiful, but it was much improved for a brightening up.
This is before (but I forgot to take the photo before I'd spruced up the lettering)
....and after - back on the wall.
Want to see some real sign-writing? This article about Joby Carter is amazing- I love watching the skills.
>> BBC article
I'm Janet Smith, a calligrapher who loves to experiment with lettering and calligraphy.