Showing posts from December, 2013

Emerald Ice

This was an interesting experiment, and I ended up with a pretty cool abstract image.  Before filling a water balloon with water I added a few drops of food coloring then froze it.  Once it was frozen the balloon came off the ice very easily.  I ran a little water over the ice to get some melting started then took a close up picture of the emerald colored ice. Click for a larger view I had the camera on a tripod and the ice on a plate to catch the water melting off the ice chunk.  I had this set up on the kitchen table with the light above dimmed about 1/3 of the way down and set a flash to the right near the back of the ice and used the pop up flash on the camera.  I didn't use any diffusers of any kind just hard light to really catch the details in the ice.

One Word One Shot

 Sometimes everyone gets in a funk, rut or creative block.  Unfortunately it happens but by keeping your mind moving with new creative challenges you can keep these times to a minimum.  I did a photography scavenger hunt where there is a few "items" to find and or make.  The items are simply a single word and open to however you want to interpret or show them.  It's fun and gets your creativity going.  Here's what I came up for each "item". Click on the images for a larger view. Mummy Trick Treat Stuffed Pumpkin SOOC (Straight Out Of Camera) Gold Creepy Thankful

Tabletop Photography

A couple of shots that are something different for me.  These were done on a table with really simple set ups. For this one I used an off camera flash the the right, on camera flash diffused and a continuos light to the left. I should have set up a soft box on the continuos light.  The backdrop is a simple sheet of black construction paper. Click for a larger view A little high key photography with a wine glass, some water and food coloring.  I set up a white background (white paper), a continuous overhead light and continuous light to the left, a flash to the right as a slave, full power straight on with no diffusion and a diffused flash on camera.  Then I set the shot, and used a wired trigger to shoot as I dropped food coloring into the glass. I took 6-8 shots and this was the best I got from the bunch.  Click for a larger view I had minimal post work on both of these, lighting is key.


Click For A Larger View Even as things fall apart and break down into nothing  there is still beauty and something interesting to see.