Percussion

This is the last post for now in the set of musical instruments. I have an electric guitar that I want to shoot, but it’s currently missing a string, so it must wait. The shots below are some of my drums.  This has been a great little project to kill some free time in the…

Acoustic Guitar

I figure I’m on a role, so why stop now. I’ve taken on the task of photographing the various musical instruments we have in the house. Last night I photographed some more. One of the challenges is trying to get the lighting just the way I envision it… which is proving to be difficult considering…

Lighting

Lately, I’ve been playing around with lighting setups in my basement. Using a white backdrop, I’ve been taking what I like to call “product shots” of various things around the house. It should be noted that the photos below are not cutouts pasted on a white background – they were shot that way. One of…

Shooting Smoke

The other day, I had the opportunity to try something out that I had never thought of before. Photographing smoke. We tried out a couple different methods to get some smoke, but my favourite was using dry ice. The first shot below is of a goblet with dry ice in it. There wasn’t much pouring…

Lighting

Lately, I’ve been playing around with lighting setups in my basement. Using a white backdrop, I’ve been taking what I like to call “product shots” of various things around the house. It should be noted that the photos below are not cutouts pasted on a white background – they were shot that way. One of…

Self Portrait

I’ve been doing photography as a serious hobby for just over a year, and the one thing I still haven’t really tried is portraits. In my mind, portraits require special lenses, specific lighting, and most of all subjects who are willing to cooperate. I’ve come across none of these in the past year. With Christmas…

Photo of the Week: Week 40

At our camera club meeting the other night we were shooting close up of various fruits and vegetables which can be seen in a previous post. We had set up lights and backdrops and I simply liked how this one turned out. It’s lettuce. Obviously.