I've been wanting to take a picture of my son's eye lashes. I find it quite hard as I have to wait until he is asleep and have him at the good spot for the lighting. I just love them in mono, just make them more special to me. Here are my takes for this week project.
This time I chose the theme "On Spot Light" and it just happened that I took photos of products together with my friend, Odette. I had a very good day, taking photos together with her and learning new things on that day. I tried some of my new toys too. I think I'm totally hooked with off camera flash now. Loooovvveee iiiiittttt.... Gotta love ebay! We can get some products at a fraction of price than the well known brand.
This time, we are using flash to create beautiful light for different objects. From the flat to the shiny object. There are a lot of free tutorials on the internet. If I can suggest you a few of the good ones, I would say:
This site has a step by step on how to do portraits with flash. Very easy to follow.
If you have time and super creative with DIY, he has many examples of creating softboxes etc using cardboard. Nevertheless, this also a good site to learn off camera flash.
Not so much on product photography but he has written abundant of knowledge on his blog about using off camera flash.
Here are some photos of the products that we took that day. I think I spend too much talking than taking more pictures ^_^
The photos that I displayed here were taken during g+ Melbourne Photo Walk on last Saturday. I don't usually go out and take photo on rainy day. But I was thinking, well, what the heck. I have enough equipment that can go under this kind of weather. Why not try this out? It turned out to be an awesome photo walk. I met new people and got my mind freshened up.
Going back to the P52... I chose the third project's theme as to shoot at low angle. I suppose we are so getting used to take picture at our height or pointing down. It's so much easier to do it that way since we are looking things that way everyday. When we change the vantage point closer to the ground, we will see the subject differently. Just try it yourself. You'll discover a new look in your image.
If I din't lower down myself, I would miss out the framing effect from the leaves in the foreground.
Anyway, here are the other photos from the walk. I should have written down the name of the places where we went.
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