I haven’t shared any of my set-ups/pull back shots for awhile, so this post will be two-fold. I actually wanted to share a shot of my new potting bench that hubby and I built from old privacy fence sections. I’ve been using it alot lately for my still life set-ups. So here goes.
I snipped a few sprigs of the “live forever” plant with its gorgeous color. I have 5 of these plants in my flower garden and they’re getting HUGE! I am going to have to take a few out next spring and gift them to someone else who will give them a loving spot of garden soil to grow in.
I’ll start off with my pull back shots. The area you’re shooting from doesn’t even have to be completely clear, just scooch some items off to one side and shoot away!
I had a good size length of burlap (a remnant from the WalMart bin) and a piece of cheesecloth.
And now the resulting shots.
This first one was edited in Lightroom, of course, then textured with 2 layers of Kim Klassen’s textures…….kk-postale and kk-tiled light at different blend modes and opacities. Then I added a quote that I love! It’s so true!
On this one……..2 more of Kim’s textures……kk-distress and kk-carol. I went darker by using a linear burn mode since I had several images and I lean toward this dark still life too. I just reduced the opacity a bit on both layers of texture.
And THEN I went totally the opposite direction……..to the light……….no texture at all. I love this too. I can get lost in Lightroom and with using textures. There’s just way too many ways to edit our images, right?? But oh what fun we can have! Oh! Gave this one a square crop.
And for this last one……I got in really close but backed off the darkness again. I did use 2 more of Kim’s textures…….kk-rainyday and kk-follow with varying blends and opacities.
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I hope my post and pull back shots were of some help in some way.
Hugs and Have A Creative Day!