Wednesday, March 23, 2011

advanced photography :: still life & macros

assignment : take a photo of something up close and be mindful of depth of field


Macro photography is one of my favorite things to do.  I love getting in close and getting detail.  The pointers that I learned in class...
  • put oil, glycerin, or water on objects to make them pop.
  • using hair spray can create a frost effect
  • you can also use glycerin and water mixed together (half and half) to give the same effect.
yellow flowers

I love the practical hands on fun.  The last hour of this class we spent taking photos of jewelry and flowers using a light tent.  (Click here for instructions on making an inexpensive light tent.)  All I know is photography can be an expensive hobby!


blissful_e said...

Great photos! This will be useful information for your jewelry photo shoots. :)

MaryAnne said...

That lightbox tutorial looks cool! Beautiful photography!

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