Saturday, December 19, 2015

Winter Photo Project #1

It's winter (nearly). My house has become a place for indoor photo projects. I was inspired by the "shallow" challenge at GuruShots: narrow depth of field, highlighting a specific portion of the subject. Although I had images in my files that would fit, I decided to create some new ones, using a few tips I recently read at an online photo site.

I set up my portable light box on my work table (where I usually mat and frame images). That puts it at a good height to arrange the tripod, and electrical outlets are nearby for the accent lights. Although the kit came with a mini tripod, the work space isn't deep enough to use it; the full-size tripod is more than adequate and has less chance of vibration, since it's so heavy.

So far, several images are satisfactory; I scrapped about thirty or so. I especially like the garlic pod with the garlic press in the background. The monotone of it appeals to me. But at GuruShots, the votes have favored the pills and prescription container.

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