Friday, April 29, 2011

Another Pine Cone Photo

Remember the photo of a pine cone that I posted a few days ago? (It's here, if you don't remember.) Well, when I was photographing it, I also took some macro shots. Here is my favorite:



I am entering this photo into 3 challenges: LEM - theme is Anything, Macro Friday, and Texture Twist.




And I thought I'd give you a little peek into my "studio" for this shot:



I used my dad's Nikon D80 for this shot, but I use this setup for my Samsung, too. I'm not a professional photographer, so I don't have any reflectors or tripods or shutter remotes or basically any fancy equipment at all. I sit with the window behind me (shades tilted if the sun is too bright) and I use food to keep my camera steady. This time, it was a bag of barley. Sometimes, it's rice or flour... Whatever I can find that is solid but slightly soft, so I can settle the camera into the perfect angle.

It's all about cheap, quick, and easy for me right now. Maybe someday I'll own a DLSR and I'll have a mini-studio set up in a more permanent location. Until then, I'm doing it my way... On the coffee table!

5 comments:

Linda Makiej said...

wonderful macro shot here!!

kaye said...

great shot and tutorial. Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

Ky said...

That's a great shot of the pine cone.

Michelle said...

I'm playing catch up...love your pinecone shots (especially the one with texture...so pretty!). I'm still using my Canon powershot...and drooling over a DSLR, too. I enjoyed seeing your set up...looks very similar to what I do. Have a great weekend, Amy!

Kristy said...

great texture and cute tips on setting up!