Friday, August 27, 2010

And now for something completely different

More flowers!  Fooled ya with the title, huh?

I set up my Canon 30D on my Gitzo tripod near my kitchen window (IE sidelighting).  Canon 35mm F1.4L lens, set on F2.0.  I let the camera select the shutter speed when I started shooting then did some bracketing/viewfinder viewing to see where the best exposure was.  Then, I set the timer (10 seconds) and each time I tripped the shutter I would run around behind the flowers with a different colorful dishcloth (all bought in Provence) and hold it up behind the flowers as a backdrop.  I even used a big sheet of tinfoil as a backdrop for one photo. 

1 comment:

Marka said...

That's a neat idea!

I've never quite done that, but I have used whatever quilt or fleece blanket is most readily available as a backdrop.

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