week 2 assignment for Frugal Still Life Photography with Cheryl McCain
i had a busy week so it took til friday to work on this one.
this week, the objective was to play with cropping, filling the frame versus leaving negative space.
this is only the second week but i am going to bet that this one ends up being my favorite.
i wasn't sure what to use for a prop.
i wanted something really simple so i could stay focused on the cropping.
so i went with 5 pieces of antique child-size silverware that i bought at garage sales over the years.
here is my set-up...
the best light was coming in the back sliding doors, shining on our beat-up dining room table.
i took my mother's antique silverware box to use as a background and stuck it on the table.
the light was too harsh so i filtered it with a reflector/filter, making the set up really easy.
then i took a bunch of pictures, trying different cropping as i went.
i did not stay methodical, like i had hoped to, so i can't put these in any order that makes sense.
i started with a 50mm lens but switched to a 40mm macro lens within a few images...
i had the camera in automatic, on sports mode, so i could determine the focus point for each image individually.
the settings were ranging from
- F-stop of 4 to 5,
- ISO of 450,
- exposure times of 1/1000sec to 1/1250 sec
these are straight out of the camera, and they include lots of dents/scratches and some cat hair...
adding a texture layer (texvol2 #3) of from Cheryl's textures.
i am so in love with them,
i am going to print them and put them up on my dining room wall.
i am loving this class, thank you Cheryl!!