Most of the time, I do my printing on white shirts, or maybe brightly colored ones, but rarely do I use black tees. This mostly is because really dark tees are difficult to photograph!
However, recently, I found these adorable fashion tees that were black and had ruffled sleeves. They’re the softest fabric and were just too cute to pass up! So I grabbed a few. The first one I printed on was a 24M girls fashion tee. I printed a gliding, graceful swan in soft lilac on the black. The contrasting colors with the ruffled sleeves is really is quite striking!
Then, came the time to take pictures. Much easier said than done!
Much too washed out.. can hardly tell the swan is purple.
So, then I tweaked the settings to try to capture more true-to-life-colors:
Holy Blueness Batman!!
Next I changed the background, trying for something more neutral than white:
Still the colors are a bit washed out, but the lighting was too low so I couldn’t get a clear picture.
So, I took it outside to see if the evening light would be better…
Not so much.
I admit it’s still a little bit dark, but it captures the color quite well! It’s a lovely shirt!