The challenge this week was building a lightbox. I was so excited about this! I had been looking to make one for so long; this was exactly the nudge I needed to go through with it. I used the empty box from my pretty KitchenAid mixer, and some tissue paper for the windows. I took this photo with my iPhone right after I made the box. I ended up adding more white board, since my original piece was not quite wide enough.
I don't have ANY portable lighting, so I had to shoot some photos during the day. I used sunlight streaming in through the top and left side windows to get this photo:
My hubby's corsage from our wedding. ♥
Awhile ago, I found a setting on my point and shoot where I can adjust exposure somewhat. It's not quite the same as manually setting shutter speed and aperture on a DSLR, but it's better than nothing. That's why this photo is a bit darker than I would prefer. Additionally, I should have used some of my whiteboard on the right side to eliminate the shadows. Before I play with this lightbox more, I want to get my hands on some portable lighting. What I am happy with: the seamless background and lack of distractions.
This week's theme doesn't really include a focus on editing our photos, but I wanted to show off my edit anyway:
Steps don't matter, but my basic gist is that I cropped and straightened, adjusted WB using the eyedropper, and did a quick color pop with rounded corners. That's all!