I agree, some of the early carvers around here have really been taking some stellar photos. I love seeing any of my designs carved, but after looking at thousands of pictures where the orange design is floating in black space, I've begun to really appreciate the photos that use creative props, and nice lighting.
I've been using more of these techniques in my own photos too. Every time I photograph one of my carvings, I think, "Okay, now what props or projections can I add to this, to create a theme?"
To those who have shown your photos in this forum, please don't forget to upload them to the main site's Gruesome Gallery
too. It would be a shame if they weren't archived for posterity.
Nosferatu, thanks for encouraging people to browse through the current and previous galleries. I know it can be a chore to scan hundreds of photos, but there are some real gems in there. Which is why I might add a new "Cream of the Crop" gallery that features some of the best examples.