Had a fabulous day yesterday!
I am always trying to figure out how to combine my interest of nature, art and photography. I decided to make organic, free form cages for some very delicate seed pods I had been saving. Then I photographed them many times from different angles and under different light. These are the ones I really like! They were photographed under a simple cheap desk lamp.
I've been sketching and have discovered the beauty of combining drawings with photography. This is a fun new way for me to photograph ordinary small objects in nature and give them importance. I also loved the light in these particular photos.
I used my Ipad as a light table today. Placing a few items on it and photographing them proved to be very interesting. I got really bright white backgrounds when the flash did not mess up with the reflection. I will try some more tomorrow.
I am continuing to experimenting with macro photography, this time taking small objects found in nature and placing them on white paper. This puts the focus solely on that object. I like the simplicity and the calm of the absence of a background. Please check out my new page: Focus Photographs