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This one is a photo taking challenge, but one that can be done indoors. The idea: take common objects from your home and do a classic still life portrait. Looking at old paintings of fruit and flowers, this has been an age-old technique for practicing your lighting techniques in controlled circumstances.
I have to admit I'm not a real big fan of still life but this challenge gave me an opportunity to see some dramatic changes simply by changing my angle on the subject and also a little room to play with some depth of field.
I took this picture first and liked it.
|Photo taken straight on with a window to my left.|
1/60s, f/4.0, ISO 2500, focal length 39mm
I took this one second and was amazed at how a
slight angle shift made such a dramatic change.
|Photo taken from an 45° angle with the same window lighting.|
1/60s, f/4.0, ISO400, focal length 42mm
I like being able to create a soft focus using
aperture settings to change the depth of field.
|1/80s, f/5.0, ISO 6400, Focal Length 65mm|
Had to include one of my favorite ornaments!!
|1/80s, f/4.0, ISO 5000, Focal Length 42mm|