end of month photo breakdown
I can’t believe people think I’m an okay Photographer. I mean…I guess I can admit (though humbly so) that I take relatively good pictures…but to have others ask me how to take pictures…that’s pretty cool. Like…really cool.
I don’t really know how to do this whole tutorial thing. I just tried my hands at guest blog posting last week and received some positive feedback on it, but I’m no pro when it comes to breaking down how I do something. Today I’ll share with you how I achieved my desired shot in camera. Perhaps in the future I’ll break down how I edit, but for today…just the basics.
I’m a fan of good lighting. There are really easy ways to find good lighting opportunities, and they all reside with…frankly…getting off your bum. Sure, I understand that not all photographic opportunities allow you to move the subject. If the moment is there…capture it and deal with the editing later if you must. If you have the time, though, to utilize your surroundings in the best possible way to maximize your photography results in camera, I encourage you to take advantage.
For this image I used our bedroom…
Yeah…unmade bed…dog kennel…just like the sweet room of loooove you envisioned, right?
My subject is a perfume bottle I own…
The light coming from the window was really stark, so I knew I wanted to use it to light up the backside of the bottle. From the shots above it doesn’t appear to be much light, but when you get up close on the perfume bottle…
Loads of light! Yummo! Now obviously…this image is boring. It needed some dimension and I already envisioned it in black and white so I wanted to ensure the light hit in ways that allowed for a good amount of contrast in my final image. So I tilted the camera, zoomed in and focused on the wording “Orange” on the bottle and voila!
How’d I do? It’s my first tutorial…and maybe this isn’t even a tutorial…maybe it’s just me talking out loud acting like I know a thing or two…take it easy on me but let me know if this helps. If I confused you more or generated questions please comment here – your questions just may fuel next months tutorial!
love (that it’s almost March),