While getting ready for two Homewood events/trips this week where I have been asked to take pictures, I have been working off and on refining one technique that I like more and more. It is the above style of pictures.
I have been looking for a project that fits my local environment and I might have found a new one. I have noticed many leaves and other small objects on the ground as I walk. I have picked some up and took them home to photograph and others I have photographed on the ground. I think I like what I can do with then better if I bring them home to photograph. I am still experimenting with different lenses and lighting but at the moment, the above represent my latest results. One potential use for these pictures might be for prints. I am thinking about printing those around four inches square and displaying groups of 4 to 8 in one frame; but this assumes I make a set I like.
To make the above I have put the objects on a one-foot square piece of white foam board and lighted them with two LED lamps that I have. I still hope to figure out a way, and location, to set my lights up where I can leave them out and take the pictures quicker. I may need to look for some smaller lights, etc. I then developed a sepia preset to quickly make the above. I may tweak it some more since it is a work in progress.
Since I am photographing two different Homewood events this week I may or may not display some pictures from them; but, I’ll see if I can get some suitable pictures for the blog. Since I will be busy working on the event pictures I may not be posting regularly this week.