Today I was excited to try the star trails pic. I waited up especially for it to get dark so I can set my camera up and leave it for 10 or so minutes to capture some incredible movement. I knew I wasn’t going to be able to troubleshoot and keep trying but I wanted one shot just be able to look at the screen and exclaim “COOL!”
Well… I mean. The sky is a mysterious thing.
A natural wonder!
Want to see the result?
Wait for it….
You’d think I’d know the difference between seconds and minutes on my camera by now.
You win this time universe.
I was ready to try a new technique. Dropping something into water to capture a splash. That sounded reasonable. You would have thought I’d learned my lesson from the “Pour” incident.
I grabbed my supplies (Camera, Tripod, Background screen [black bed sheet over cardboard], tank [large vase], dropper thing [ornament] and photography lighting [a multitude of table and floor lamps])
and headed to my photography studio (Kitchen table).
So what is it with lighting? specifically expensive lighting that apparently you need to buy. It turns out using your desk lamp, you’re overhead chandelier and even flash lights JUST DON’T WORK!
AND…! why is my camera only allowing me to go up to 1/200 when I have my flash on? I have some serious reading to do.
This is the best result and that’s only because I completely recreated it in post.
So you know all those photos in magazines selling wine or brandy? So elegant the way the smooth liquid runs down the page and perfectly circles the glass. It makes me thirsty just thinking of it. I decided to try to recreate that today. Thirst quenched.
I gathered my supplies (white craft paper, work shop lights, ironing board, make shift glass holder, zap straps and duct tape) and locked myself in my photography studio (laundry room) and went to work. IT’S HARD!
apparently rolls of white craft paper doesn’t quite substitute for a photography screen. and clearly big industrial work lamps don’t take the place of proper lighting.
and no, red food colouring doesn’t accurately represent a bold merlot.
and I clearly need to learn how to pour.
It’s day four of my theme week – Planes, Trains & Automobiles …and boats!
So… This is a photo of my lamp. …beeecause it resembles those old planes the Wright Brother type people flew. Ya… That’s it!