Project 365 Day 7: Playing With Flash and Dead Flowers

January 09, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Project 365 Day 7: DeadProject 365 Day 7: DeadI must have taken a couple hundred pictures between last night and today, but not one of them was I happy with. This is the least awful of the bunch

 

I came across one of those B&H workshop videos and while I was only half paying attention, something made me prick up my ears.  This guy has some pretty good advice on how to use that off-camera flash.  I started experimenting and did some pretty wild and maybe even frightening shadow effects.  But after shooting hundreds of pictures in the end I chose this one.  A good and true "still life"  in Spanish this is called a "naturaleza muerta" (dead nature) and that's literally what this is.  A bunch of flowers that I received for my birthday (Nov 8) that are STILL in the vase, shot with an over-abundance of flash against a deep pink background that through over-exposure became a very pretty light pink.

Another favourite from this week was the can of alpha-ghetti below; particularly the reflections on the spoon.  Not a horrible start, I think, to my project.  I did have a couple of days where at 11:45 I had nothing and then I just shot whatever, but overall my proactive list is working quite well.

5Day 5 Keyword: Impossible!

 

 


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