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mikehit
mikehit  56293 forum posts United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 6:21 PM

Water drops - maybe cliche but can produce some stunning images
Recreate famous pictures with dolls or lego:
http://drawn.ca/archive/famous-photos-recreated-in-lego/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2098756/Jocelyne-Grivaud-recreates-ico...

Get a polariser and play around with plastic cultery/glasses and light.
http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=polariser+plastic&hl=en&prmd=imvns&...


And I've typed this really quietly so she won't know it's from me...

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ether
ether  2 England
2 Nov 2012 - 6:23 PM

"The one I want to really master is the golden glass of beer (lager) against a black background, plus you get to drink the beer"

I'll have a go at that next week might take some photographs at the same time Grin

janeez
janeez e2 Member 61182 forum postsjaneez vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 6:54 PM

Try different types of lighting. I set up still lifes for the camera club using torches, led lights through glass, table lamps and spot lights. All can create some very interesting light and if you can get hold of some dried flowers as well she can get really creative. I also went to the local shoe shop and got some large boxes. I cut out the middle and stuck parchment paper over the hole. This is great for back lighting for flowers or ornaments and makes a very interesting background. Just position a torch behind it or slow shutter speed and you can move the light around. Smile

Taff
Taff  959 forum posts Scotland
2 Nov 2012 - 7:03 PM


Quote: Water drops - maybe cliche but can produce some stunning images
Recreate famous pictures with dolls or lego:
http://drawn.ca/archive/famous-photos-recreated-in-lego/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2098756/Jocelyne-Grivaud-recreates-ico...

Get a polariser and play around with plastic cultery/glasses and light.
http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=polariser+plastic&hl=en&prmd=imvns&...


And I've typed this really quietly so she won't know it's from me...

Brilliant Mike - Some great ideas and thanks for keeping schtumm (Is that how u spell schtumm?) - I'm bound to get busted anyway - I always do!

User_Removed
2 Nov 2012 - 8:58 PM

Taff,

Don't let her stay indoors just because it is raining in Auchtermuchty.

I have said it before and I will say it again. (Probably many times.) The more shitey the weather, the more dramatic the photographs that can be obtained.

The fair weather wimps miss 99.999999% of the best photographic opportunities.

To paraphrase someone who knew what they were talking about (even if their name was not memorable), "there is no such thing as bad weather - only inadequate clothing and equipment."

Taff
Taff  959 forum posts Scotland
3 Nov 2012 - 8:10 AM


Quote: Taff,

Don't let her stay indoors just because it is raining in Auchtermuchty.

I have said it before and I will say it again. (Probably many times.) The more ****ey the weather, the more dramatic the photographs that can be obtained.

The fair weather wimps miss 99.999999% of the best photographic opportunities.

To paraphrase someone who knew what they were talking about (even if their name was not memorable), "there is no such thing as bad weather - only inadequate clothing and equipment."

LOL - Brilliant Leftie Smile

We live in a clifftop village on the Scottish Borders, I'm not saying it's windy but all the trees grow at a 45 degree angle! Even in Summer you can't grow anything over 6" tall :-(

Completely agree with your comments about Photography in shit weather, but Mrs Taf just doesn't do cold - Having said that I have just bought her an obscenely expensive 'North Face' winter coat that guaranteed to protect down to -25 apparently, maybe that'll do it!

Cheers

Taf

ether
ether  2 England
6 Nov 2012 - 2:57 PM


Quote: May be a pain in the arse in terms of a bit more moolah but playing around with off camera flash is always great for still life stuff, particularly when playing with glass and reflections with bright field and dark field lighting, I'm a long way from getting to grips with it but fascinating to work with Smile

The one I want to really master is the golden glass of beer (lager) against a black background, plus you get to drink the beer Wink

Well I had a go and drank some beer very nice tooGrin This is the picture I took and the how is on my blog Somerset photographer's blog

beer-8722.jpg

llareggub
llareggub  4677 forum posts United Kingdom
6 Nov 2012 - 4:36 PM

Nice result, better than what I have achieved from a whole glass, got some great results from a partial but nowt like this Smile

ether
ether  2 England
6 Nov 2012 - 4:40 PM


Quote: Nice result, better than what I have achieved from a whole glass, got some great results from a partial but nowt like this Smile

I was surprised how much light it needed the ring was set on manual full power and I still had the camera set at f3.5

llareggub
llareggub  4677 forum posts United Kingdom
6 Nov 2012 - 4:48 PM

I know, like I say remarkably challenging, but great results Smile

But is nice to practice, you must make sure to keep refilling the glass to keep the bubbles fresh, it is odd how my first attempt is better than the tenth though Wink

ether
ether  2 England
6 Nov 2012 - 5:04 PM

Grin I know what you mean thats why I did not bother with DoF and spraying the glass to make it look frosty
I ran out of patience

JackAllTog
JackAllTog e2 Member 53577 forum postsJackAllTog vcard United Kingdom58 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 5:22 PM

Two indoor things come to mind and one person does these really well and frequently is cattyal she produces great still life's and people photo's.
There are also a few of 360 day project sites and looking at those for inspiration might help - http://www.blipfoto.com/ is one.

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