this week's assignment in Cheryl McCain's class Frugal Still Life Photography
was to use 3 items, modeled after the guest blogger's example.
thank you to Barb from Keeping With The Times
who shared her tips and techniques as the guest blogger :)
here is my final image...
i took quite a few shots before landing on this set up.
i knew i wanted to use the old silver container with some bittersweet vines,
but wasn't sure what to put with it that would keep it simple but add some interest.
after some failed attempts, i ended up using some old books i had painted white
and some antique keys.
i added a texture from Kim Klassen.
the texture is called To Be and it is one of my all-time favorites.
i considered adding a quote, but since the books had words on them,
i left the quote off the final image.
this is the pull-back image of the set up.
i tried burlap for the table cover but it added too much texture and color.
i liked it better when i switched to an old white tea towel.
as a background,
i used a white foam core board, folded (i scored the board so it would fold)...
i used a 40mm lens, on 2.8 fstop, 1/160 sec.
i did not use a tripod but had some good light in the patio area.
mister, the cat, observed but did not participate :)
LINKS:sharing with cheryl's group, and also Texture Tuesday
cheryl mccain link - http://cherylmccainphotography.com/category/workshops/frugal-still-life-photography/
barb's link -http://www.keepingwiththetimes.com/