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!


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 your pinecone shots (especially the one with 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!