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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Big Furniture Move and a Photography Question

This really big piece of furniture had to come out of our bedroom. Too big when we gave the big bedroom to the girls and we took the quiet bedroom in the back. So the highboy now resides in the dining room. I guess it goes since I sort of have a colonial vibe in there.


Anywhoo this room is big enough for it so it shall stay here for now. Gives me lots of storage for linens. This room is a continual work in progress. This is supposed to be the year all the remaining doors and trim get changed out and updated.


So the dry sink went over in front of the window. We are always moving furniture. The room really is slanting but here is my question to you all. How on earth do you take interior photos of something in front of the window? I have yet to figure out the secret of doing this and not using flash.





17 comments:

Shelia said...

Hi Elaine! Your high boy is lovely and I have mine in the dining room too. Love your dry sink also. You know, I have this same problem. I see some folks really get the brightest snaps with things in front of windows. I'd like to know how they do it too.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Holly said...

I'll be checking back for advice on this question. I need all the help I can get!

Kris said...

Hi Elaine. I love the highboy in there!!! Okay...here is what you do to take a photo like that. Take your camera, and aim it in another area of the house, and lightly press the button to take photo, but not all the way, just enough to have it register to that other area of the house, where it is darker. Now, while keeping your finger on the camera button, move the camera to the window, and continue to press down on the button now to take the picture.
xo Kris

Julie said...

Hi Elaine - I have a really cheap Kodak camera ($63) but one of the settings is take a picture with sunlight behind the object. That always works without the flash. J

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I love highboys in dining rooms for linen storage. I think our dining rooms are painted (almost) the same color! :D

I have no idea how to take a photo like that. I run into that problem all the time since we have a Georgian-style house and tons of floor to ceiling windows!

xo,
RJ

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I have a backlight setting that I use...but I'm going to try Kris' suggestion...
what can it hurt! Sound good. :)

Also... I've almost given up on moving furniture around to make it work... If I have to move another piece...I think it will be to the curb!!!
I do love that highboy though. It is very pretty. The trim in your house is lovely. I should put that on my list of things in my home...I have 2 rooms that need trim.
Take care now. Pat

nancy said...

Nice hiboy. I used to use a point and shoot which worked pretty well. I switched to a digital SLR for that reason. Works in all kinds of lighting. You might try turning on your overhead lights, as a bit of extra lighting, and don't shoot on really sunny days/times.

Gretchen said...

I love your highboy and I think it is perfect in your dining room. I'm no picture taking guru but I take pictures like by the window in the morning with all the lights on. If you do it early you won't have all that sun. I have a spot like that too and it is hard to get a good picture.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your highboy is gorgeous. I also take pictures early when the sun isn't coming in that window (or late whichever way it works out). I turn on all the inside lights and do not use the flash. I do have photoshop which helps to lighten things up. I really don't know how to do all the stuff the program does, but I can lighten it. You can also use some free photo editing programs that will allow you to adjust the brightness of your pictures. Hugs, Marty

Leslie said...

It works out perfect in the dining room... I swear, it is meant to be there. Lol... I cant figure out how to take pics in front of the windows either.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

I've found that taking photos that are backlit is really hard. It just makes everything else be dark and shadowy. I haven't figured it out yet! It works best if the light is coming from behind you or on the side.

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Hi Elaine,

LOVE your dry sink and I am going to try the photography suggestion by Kris as well...I am always experimenting with lighting!

I have been in a "tweaking" mood, not necessarily with furniture so much but with stuff. :)

Hugs,
Tammy

Melanie said...

The highboy looks perfect in your dining room. That dry sink is interesting...what is it used for? I've never seen one of these.

Suzan said...

I really like it in your dining room. Wow you will have so much storage in it!

NanaDiana said...

Your highboy looks great there, Elaine. Fits right in. I don't know about the picture thing- I struggle with my own images. xo Diana

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

The highboy (where does that name come from? - I don't think we have a name for it in French) is really beautiful. I read all the comments to discover the secret of taking pictures of windows...

Precious said...

It works well in the dining room. What wonderful storage.

I can't take pics in front of windows or mirrors.