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My Photographic Study, Part V

Posted in Photography by Bridget Casas on November 30, 2009
oil can

Canon 20D, Raw, f/8.0, 1/200, ISO 100, 37mm, +2 Macro Filter

Here is my last image in this study of normal household items. The images were shot at different speeds and aperatures. The only comman elements were the macro filter and photocube. I don’t know how many of you have an oil can in your home. I didn’t until I got this one from my mother. It is brass and there is a lot of patina on it. I shot this in the mid-day sun in my backyard (that is another common element to all the photos). I am very happy with all five photos in this series. I hope I can get some feedback from you.


My Photographic Study, Part III

Posted in Photography by Bridget Casas on November 30, 2009
kitchen twine

Canon 20D, Raw, f/11.0, 1/60, ISO 100, 41mm, +2 Macro Filter

Here is my third image in a study of everyday household items. What do you think of this one? A lot of us cooks have this in the kitchen to wrap up a roast or truss a chicken, etc. Maybe you don’t use it very often, but when you need it, it better be there! I know the “rule of thirds” says you should not center your subject in the frame. Well, I centered this item and think it worked great. I used a +2 macro filter to get in close. I had to adjust the white balance some in Camera Raw.


My Photographic Study, Part II

Posted in Photography by Bridget Casas on November 30, 2009
serving spoon

Canon 20D, Raw, f/13.0, 1/60, ISO 100, 35mm, +2 Macro Filter

Here is the second image for you to see in this current project of mine. Do you like it? We all have serving spoons in our home, but have you ever looked at one in this way? I have several spoons like this of different colors that my mother-in-law gave me many years ago. I took this photograph outside in the mid-afternoon sun and I used my portacube. It is a great thing to have for product photography.


My Photographic Study, Part I

Posted in Huntington Beach, Photography by Bridget Casas on November 30, 2009


Dark blue plastic outdoor ashtray

Canon 20D, Raw, f/10.0, 1/30, ISO 100, 59mm, +4 Macro Filter

 I decided to do a five-part study in photographing everyday items most of us have in our homes. We never look at these items in an artistic or photographic way. I thought I might give you a chance to look at some common items in a different way and with a different eye. I have five different items and this is the first one. On this image, I upped the contrast and saturation. I would love to hear what you think. It was very enlightening and I am enjoying doing it. I shot this outside, using my large portacube, a great item.