Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Project #52/11 macro shot

Assignment 11 was to do a macro shot of an electronics item. Here are my two shortlisted shots:

Monday, April 11, 2011

A-Z 2011- #G is for grater

I didn't really get around to photographing much for the letter 'g', so at the last minute I got out my macro lens and my cheese grater. Here are the results:

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Project 52 #10 String Quartet

Assignment 10 of Project 52 was to make a photograph for a CD cover and inside spread, for a string quartet playing Ravel. My major problem with this assignment was not having access to a string quartet, so  requiring me to think outside of the box somewhat. The first thing I did was listen to the piece of music which was somewhat sombre and melancholy. I then had to find a way to represent the mood and the idea of a string quartet. This is what I came up with:
The cover:

The inside

This was taken on my kitchen table. I just pulled the curtain across the table for the backdrop, and lit the candles with a couple of table lamps.
I was quite happy with the results.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Project #52 recipe ingredients

Another topic for the Project #52 course was to set up and shoot the ingredients for a salad- a shot that could be used in a cookbook. I really enjoyed this assignment. I'm loving the tabletop work. I think I enjoy the arrangements-the making of the still life, as much as the photography.

Here is  my short list:

These were taken in my lounge room. In the last one the sun was coming through the window, and I really like the effect. It was difficult to get the exposure right in these shots-exposing for the white background would have meant the cheese and the onions were overexposed-well they are slightly anyway, but if I had exposed for them, then the white background would have been dull and grey. I know there is a solution, probably to do with using flash in some way..
But I think the ingredients look tasty and inviting, and I guess that's what it is all about!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Project #52

One of the topics for project 52 was CHOCOLATE- a shot with a square crop that could be used on a restaurant menu. This involved me cooking as well as taking photos. Here's the result:

Saturday, March 19, 2011

E is for Earth

Well, E proved to be a very hard letter, and in fact I only ended up with one photo for E -freshly plougher EartH!