Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Day 69 of 365

So some of you may have heard by now that Scott Kelby visited my site over the weekend and found it interesting enough to include it on his Tuesday News Stuff post. Talk about being blown away...I mean really! Scott Kelby! If I had to list all the people I learn from and would include as an influence he would be at the top of the list. I truly do mean it when I say thank you Mr. Kelby.

As I sat around work today trying to figure out what all this means I came to realize that I just need to stay the course and continue doing what I'm doing. I'm going to have ideas that don't work and I'll post them and explain what didn't work and what I can do to make it work or scrap the entire idea. Hopefully I don't have very many of those days but 365 days is a lot of days of trying to be creative.

Todays photo is of a couple of the petals from the tulips I shot the other day. They were falling off and when I picked them up I found the color blend and texture to be appealing. I also experimented with a new light source. I'm a very small budget photographer. My lighting equipment consists of a homemade lightbox and 4 cheap canister lights from Home Depot. Tonight I grabbed a small book light and used it as fill light. The canister lights can be quite bright so set one to be providing just enough light to see the petals and then used the book light to give it a little more light. I also set my exposure compensation at -2 and shot at 1/8 second at f/5.6.

In the next couple of days I will have my new 50mm f/1.8 and can't wait to see what I can do with that. I may have a few days of adjusting.

Thank you to all of you that took the time to check out my blog.

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