I’m always looking around online to find new photo projects to do that are out of my comfort zone, or something I wouldn’t normally think of to do. I found some tutorials online about photographing fruit in seltzer water and figured I’d give it a shot.
I used the Canon 7D, the Canon 100mm 2.8 macro and my 430ex flash.
I put the fruit into a glass…I really needed a square vase, that would have given me a little more room to work with but I didn’t have one and didn’t feel like driving 20 miles to Dollar General in town to pick one up
Here’s a few iphone photos of the set up:
The green recycling bin actually made a great ‘backdrop’ for some of my images, although I did use that red book as well for a few shots.
Because a toothpick through the fruit slice just wasn’t long enough to cover...Read More
I was on facebook the other day and had noticed an advertisement for a weatherproof housing you put your iphone in and set up near your bird feeder or bird bath to remotely take photos. I thought, I bet I can do this cheap!
I went through the app store, reading as many reviews as I could for all of the various apps. I figured out that the best option for me…if I was going to set the iphone up on a tripod near a bird feeder and use the ipad to trigger the camera, that I needed a bluetooth app.
So, I went with this one HERE (this is a link to the free app, I do believe the one I have is a paid app, so there might be another version).
We have wifi but once you’re outside of the house it really doesn’t work, so I wanted the bluetooth app so I could set up the iphone farther out by my bird...Read More
May 13, 2013 Tutorials
We’ve all had those days where we wanted to go out and photograph something but didn’t know what, or didn’t feel like leaving the house, or leaving the house wasn’t even an option because of the weather outside. Well, here’s a few projects to spark your creativity you can do at home no matter what the weather is like.
I had seen this done in the past but never really paid any attention to it…until I saw the super talented Holly McCaig post a few shots she did recently. I was INSTANTLY hooked and started scouring google to read about how this is done. I found out it’s actually quite simple. The hardest part is probably adding the shadow in photoshop. You don’t HAVE to add a shadow but it really seals the deal for realism if you’re going to do these types of photos...Read More
One thing that drives me nuts about facebook is how photos look after you’ve uploaded them. Washed out, noise where there wasn’t noise in the original image, and just generally bland looking. I don’t understand why they can’t get our images to look as good as they do on flickr, 500px or our own personal websites. We all know facebook is continually upgrading and changing things around, I just don’t get why they can’t upgrade their photo quality.
For awhile now I’ve been searching off and on through various blogs and tutorials on what the best way to edit a photo for facebook is..trying out all sorts different ways to no avail, but I think I’ve found the answer. Uploading that photo as a png and NOT a jpg like we usually do...Read More