I had a little time to play this morning and the macro lens was still on the camera, so I just went with that. I’ve fallen in love all over again with my macro lens. And of course, this shot works well for the Still Life too.
I have to say I’m sure missing the warmer weather and being able to shoot outdoors. AND I’m missing the fresh flowers I can grab from my flower garden but I’m embracing the opportunity to play with artificial lighting and using the tripod to get the shots with a much slower shutter speed. And it definitely helps that I have Lightroom to help me with adjusting the white balance due to that artificial lighting.
The backdrop was actually my bathroom counter. I used my tripod and the camera settings were: Tamron 90mm 1:2.8, f/16, 2 seconds, ISO 400 and I cropped the image in Lightroom.
Here’s a second photo taken in my bathroom, using the countertop again as my backdrop. Image #1 is the original and I really didn’t like the purple and orange-red in the toothbrush.
So, I decided to use Topaz Labs Black and White Effects to create a vintage toned image and then further added a sepia warming filter in Photoshop. I then added 2 layers of texture with the first at linear blend mode at 100%. I duplicated that layer and changed the opacity to 50%.
On both of the texture layers, I used a layer mask and brushed most of the texture off the vase itself.
I lean towards the darker grungy artistic images and here’s the result.
I hope you enjoyed this little share today and thanks for stopping by.
Have A Creative Day!