Thursday, March 5, 2009

Lit from Above. . . Tulips in the Spotlight

Yesterday I had a brainwave: I figured out how to light the beautiful tulips that were sitting in a vase on my kitchen table from above and take dramatic pictures of them. At least I hope you'll find them as dramatic as I did. (I almost dropped my camera, I was so excited to download them!)

To do this, I set up my incredibly expensive "studio." Prepare to be underwhelmed:
Yes, it consists of a contractor's light with a daylight bulb, a piece of black stretch-velvet, two thumb tacks and a mister bottle. I think all told, it probably cost me about $12.00. You, too, can get "professional results" with a cheap "studio!" Well, it works for me. . . I'd love to hear what you think of these new photos. Thanks for looking, Cindy


Lloyd said...

They look very nice Cindy, could you post larger images? It is hard to see the detail I like to see with what you got.

I was thinking of a similar setup the next time I get some flowers. I got my Sigma 17-70 from nznhut today. I think I am going to have fun with that. You can focus so close it is just sick!!!

Cynthia Farr-Weinfeld said...

Thanks Lloyd! Wish I could post larger images, but Blogspot doesn't allow it. Either that, or I haven't figured it out, which is entirely possible too! lol!


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