How to photograph a finished knitted item, without cats:
- Lay out your knitted item on a flat surface, preferably with a solid color sheet of cloth or paper underneath.
- Stand on stool, or chair, so as to be able to best photograph the item from above.
- Take the picture.
How to photograph a finished knitted item, with cats:
- Lay out the background sheet, carefully smoothing out the surface so as to minimize any wrinkles or lumps.
- Remove the cat who has come out of nowhere to tunnel underneath the sheet.
- Re-smooth the sheet with one hand, while flinging a toy with the other so as to distract the cat.
- Lay out your knitted item, smoothing it out carefully.
- Remove the cat who has flopped on top of the knitted item because if it’s there, it *must* be a thing for cats.
- Re-smooth the knitted item.
- Climb up on top of a stool or chair to take the picture.
- Climb back down to rescue the item from cat who reached up with one paw and stealthily snagged a corner of the knitted item, which is now rapidly disappearing underneath the table.
- Try to distract cats with toys, empty boxes, packing paper.
- Repeat steps 1 through 9 several times more.
- Give up and take a picture that includes the cats and call it artsy.
- Eventually manage to snap hasty shot of item once cats get bored and wander off to wreak havoc somewhere else.