Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Photography Fun

My husband’s two brothers recently went to a Red Wings game in Detroit. While there, they decided to visit the local Goodwill Store (it’s a family wide addiction).

I’m so glad they did go because they found some great photography equipment. They sent me a text with pictures and asked if I wanted it. I said ‘sure’!

So, what is a girl to do at 11 o’clock last night?That’s right. I finally hauled out my goods and tried them out.

Here are some shots I got- (Please note: I have no idea how to set this stuff up so I kind of threw things around and snapped away)




These are unedited photos. Or as the pros say- SOOC (straight out of camera). I know, there is some shadows. But my set up was pretty crude and I couldn’t figure out how to get rid of them with what I had. My subject is a lovely little item my mom-in-law picked up at an antiques store that I have been drooling over since and secretly plotting to steal. Oops, she reads my blog. The jig is up.

Here are some pictures of my setup and the equipment I got.




021Three lights, the hard case and one stand for $20! Can you believe it?! Thanks so much Dave and Brian for the great find and for thinking of me!

I am going to have fun experimenting. But on inanimate objects for now- I don’t want my children going blind. Those lights are bright!

Still aiming for a garage sale. Looks more like Thursday, Friday, Saturday- but for those thinking of coming I will keep you posted.

Thanks for looking and happy hump day!

**edited to add- I stayed up even later and played around in photoshop.

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1 comment:

  1. I lov, love, LOVE the photos - even with the shadows. It looks like something an oil painter would try to do! And I also love my milk bottle-vase/s! I'll be watching you! But maybe we can get your pics on canvas & we could make a deal :)