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    Snagg1
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      Need help please. I am new at posting pics of layouts, and I am frustrated. !sad The photos I am taking of my layouts are not tuing out the way I want them. What's the best way to take a photo so you're just capturing the layout and it doesn't look like it's leaning or crooked? I've been placing the layout on the table, leaning over it and snapping the photo. Should I prop it up?

      Thanks!

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      Krissy
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        Tina, I lay my layout flat and take a picture in natural light. Then crop and straighten it in photoshop.

        "Some cars look like they're going fast when they're standing still. The Camaro looks like it's going to beat you unconscious, put you in a silly hat, invite a couple of other Camaros over to take photos of you, then e-mail them to all your friends and co-workers. Call me crazy, but I like that in a car."

        #169570

        Same here. I go outside and stand over the layout, then I use the software to make sure it looks good.

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        Krissy
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          I also lay my LO flat and stand over it in natural light

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          Krissy
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            I do the same as the others also.

            #169573

            Snagg1
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              I am taking the picture the same as most of you have mentioned, but I must be doing something wrong.

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              Hmmm. It can be hard to put it on a table…I put mine on the ground and stand right over it.

              #169575

              craftysprinkles
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                Tina, exactly what seems to be the trouble? If you upload a photo here, someone may be able to figure it out for you.

                #169576

                Snagg1
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                  I am in bed sending this from my iPhone, do unable to post a pic. You can go to the April Spring Cleaning thread and you can see one of my layouts there. Thanks for your help

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                  OK Tina. From the looks of it you are still not standing right over the layout. Looks like you took it at a slight angle. Try to get over the layout. Or bend over it and watch your lines making sure they are straight with your viewfinder. The excess can be cropped and straightened in a photo editing program.

                  #169578

                  What Lisa said.

                  Maybe put the layout on the floor instead of the table.

                  #169579

                  I put mine on the floor, stand directly over top of it and make sure all sides look even before I snap the pic. Then… I correct the brightness and crop as necessary in iphoto (easier than photoshop if you have a MAC).

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