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Soap Photo Shoot

New year, time for new pictures! Luckily I have access to a pretty nice little set up with fancy flashy light boxes and a big white blackdrop. And it's right next door! My husband and I live next door to my Dad's business right now (Turnbull Manufacturing) and they've got a room dedicated to photography. Work holiday for the shop = free photography studio for us!

Luckily this stuff seems to be fairly idiot proof. Because I am a technology idiot. After some test shots, figuring out how to turn down the flash, and some help with Photoshop from a graphic design friend we were ready to roll.

As I write this, Steve is sitting at the computer cropping and straightening each of our pictures. I'll go back through later and erase all of the little errant bits of soap on the labels, or sneaky bits of blue tape that got in the shot. Ah, Photoshop. You are amazing.

The studio here has some cool props. A few aren't useful for soap making (old-timey ammunition belt, wild west sheriff's billy club), but one nice piece of wood turned my soap dish photos into works of art! I asked Steve if he thought we could bring a baby goat over (when one's born in February) for a little photo shoot so look forward to that! I never get very good pictures of the baby goats.

Now that we've got some sexy soap pictures we're ready to update the website again! I'll have nice, professional-looking photos for our craft show applications too. 2015, here we come!