Taking interesting photographs in this instance isn’t about flashy cameras or a great deal of technical know-how, it’s about setting up a story or scene in a photograph and capturing something imaginative. Your photograph(s) should feature something related to your craft, so that might be either a knitted or crocheted item, yarn, or one of your craft tools. One example of setting a scene would be to photograph a girl in a knitted red cape walking through the woodlands with a basket of goodies, as in the Red Riding Hood tale, or you might photograph a knitted gnome hiding among the flowers in your garden. Photo editing is permitted for competition photos. Here are a few examples of my own photographs to illustrate an imaginative use of photography, but you can do much better than these…
While this isn’t as creative as I’d originally had in mind—turns out I don’t actually have any small replicas of Parisian landmarks, so I couldn’t use my finished scarf (blog post on this coming up soon!) to recreate the Seine.
The backdrop is a calendar of vintage France-travel posters, and the book is my much-flagged guidebook to Paris. The scarf is knit in Handmaiden Sea Silk in the “Paris” colorway, a lovely birthday gift from Maria of Subway Knits. Yeah, there’s a theme. 😉