I love this piece by Illustrator Amy Borrell, the palette is exquisite but it’s the lettering that had me at hello. Look at that ‘B’, it’s so cheerful and floaty, like a champagne bubble of ‘B’s. It’s apparent that she is loaded with both talent and keen wit and I think you should leave me now to pay her portfolio a visit as it will delight your eyeballs to no end. Visit Amy’s site Cake with Giants or buy some of her amazing prints at her shop with the same sweet name!
Below silverware: 50mm | f/ 4 | 1/250 | iso 400. I wanted to show that with this set-up you can manipulate the light to increase the detail on your subject just by moving your reflector at different angles. This takes practice and I feel is just a creative decision so use this tip if you like, don’t if it stresses you out.
Below teacup: 50mm | f/10 | 1/60 | iso 800. Here I wanted to show you that even in a blackened room with a dark subject + a dark background, very small aperture that with the Lowel Ego light you could get beautiful natural light results.
I hope that this post opens up more shooting options for you and you aren’t a slave to the notion of only shooting in optimal lighting conditions during only certain times of the day. In my my photographic journey I have learned to embrace all sorts of lighting conditions and really enjoy the challenge of shooting in light that I would formerly not have looked at prior. Light from the television or a computer screen? Yes, I will use it to my advantage if I think I can get a certain mood/tone from that image. I think the goal for me is to feel confident that I can shoot in any light and not ever lose a memory that I want to capture + keep.
On another note, I have been listening to a podcast on my drives to Target (I go a few times a week or else I wouldn’t see anyone other than my husband, it’s nice to be around people). The podcast is different than what I usually listen to, the host is very stiff + robotic (no disrespect), but if you can get past that it’s not a bad listen while doing errands. It’s called Skeptoid and the host debunks myths (I suppose like Mythbusters, but I have never seen that show, so maybe I am all wrong). I have listened to the episodes on the Flat Earth Society, anyone that believes this is endlessly fascinating to me, because it ‘s surreal. The Betz Mystery, which I felt the host loosened up on a tad, I almost thought the argument was going to be for alien artifact, but he swooped in and set the record straight, phew. I also listened to the one on the Bermuda Triangle and how it got started which I had no idea was such a relatively recent myth. Again, the host isn’t much on personality (no hyperbole from this guy), but I believe he’s completely into his debunking (he’s available for live debunking events if you have the desire + means). If I did have the means I would totally hire him to be the entertainment at my event, why not? What it didn’t rate on the scintillating scale it would more than make up for in originality. Alas, I have no events to go to at the moment nor have any intention of throwing one, but if you do hire him, please invite me.
For this Monday morn giveaway I will be bestowing one lucky + creative individual with a set of the new chipboard flags, a mini alphabet stamp set + twine. Just pin this, or tweet it, or leave a comment, bonus if you think you have some more creative ideas up your sleeve and want to photograph! I will announce a winner next Monday December 10, 2012. Good luck!