To all ye who want to paint with light ...

I should have started this blog many moons ago as I started experiencing the joys of rediscovering the art of photography. But as the saying goes - it's better late, than never!
So, here I am, in the hopes of recording what I learn as I progress from ignorance to enlightenment; about what my eyes can see that my camera can capture; and, what my mind imagines and my camera paints with its capabilities.

Please feel free to add any comments and share your wisdom (tips or tricks) that you have picked up along the way.

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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Day 312 - Adding a Bit of Colour

After a couple of days of being quite unwell and skipping the shot of the day, I decided to try something really quick and easy - a subject isolated on a white background.  I had tried this a few days ago, and because I had been lazy, I had completely omitted the background flash.  i wanted to try this again this evening because I didn't really have anything else thought out.

I used two flashes on either side of the subject - the flash to the left of camera was bounced off the ceiling at a 60 deg angle, powered down to 1/4 and zoomed out to the widest at 24 mm to enable the light to wrap around the subject.

The one to the right was pointed directly at the background and I pushed down the head as much as it would go, so the cereal outside the bowl would get some of the bounced light as well.

I didn't really play around too much with different compositions, as I'm still pretty low on energy, but I did want to keep going on with the 365, so I can just get this over with.

I think the image was a tad overexposed at the sides of the bowl where I've lost a little bit of detail.  Oh well!

Bowl of Cereal


  1. Hope you are feeling better now. And now got a craving for Fruit Loops

  2. Thanks, Cathy! Feeling much better! I'm sorry I made you think of Fruit Loops :( Looking at them is making me want some as well ...

  3. Toni, definitely beat me this time. LOL...The fruit loops!!!