Just because it’s miserable outside doesn’t mean creativity has to be paused.
It’s winter in Scotland and it’s miserable outside. If it’s not raining and windy then it’s snowing (it finally arrive 2 days late for Xmas).
As I couldn’t go outside with the camera I scouted the bookshelf for some interesting nick-nacks. I found some toys, some figures, a candle coaster and a Xmas decoration on the Xmas tree.
You see if you’re in a pinch for some props you can find something interesting without going very far or looking very hard. I will be visiting my local pound store soon for some more props. I have already got some coloured match sticks to try next time.
I really need to invest in more lighting. The current set-up is leaving shadows and not working very well. It’s on my to do list.
Camera: Canon 7D
Lens: Canon 100mm Macro L F2.8
Child’s wooden train:
Aperture of F2.8 is keeping the background nicely out of focus while still giving shape and colour to the objects.
Small toy cars:
A beetle or maybe a ladybird made out of beads and wire:
A candle’s coaster made from broken glass:
I like the colours in the coaster, I think I will go back to this prop again in the future for more detailed photos.
The Xmas decoration photo wasn’t going to be added but once I saw it on screen I changed my mind. It looks like the cat is reaching for the light.
I hope you like this week’s addition. You see just because it’s raining, windy or snowing doesn’t mean we can’t have fun as photographers.
Photographs by Jacques …