I managed some more tidying in my sewing room today and armed with the advice given yesterday about aperture, etc, I set about taking some photographs of my box of zips. These had been cascading onto the floor since I had made some make up bags and I finally managed to squash them all back into their box.
Friday, 4 November 2011
Thursday, 3 November 2011
I had a lovely lunch today with my friend Ruth we enjoyed looking through Christmas magazines (some dating back to 2000), chatting and even managed a trial run of some padded hearts for a forthcoming craft evening at Ruth's church. After Ruth had left I set up this magazine style photo and tried out my new flashgun.
I think that it is a little over highlighted in the left hand side, I mentioned this on the A Kitten Called Betty group page and what I love about the challenge is that you can always get some great advice. So I shall be practising getting my focus right by using a smaller aperture to obtain a greater depth of field as well as getting to grips with my flashgun..
I have a real love of bokeh photography (shallow depth of field - like the pink flowers in my header) so when it comes to a controlled still life picture like this I find it a challenge to get the focus right on everything so armed with instructions I think I will be setting this shoot up again tomorrow and having another go!!!
Wednesday, 2 November 2011
I really enjoyed the October 30 day challenge over at A Kitten called Betty and although I didn't manage to post all my photographs here on my blog before the end of October I will endeavour to post them at some point.
A new challenge has been set for November - a single theme photographed over 30 days. My theme is my other passion crafting so I will be photographing my sewing room, the colossal fabric mountain that lives there and hopefully some finished products too.
It also needs a really good tidy up so I am killing two birds with one stone and tidying up as I photograph each area. Good thinking eh?
There were a few problems over at the Kitten Called Betty page as people were unable to comment on some photos and there wasn't an option for separate albums so a group page has now been set up. If you would like to join in or just fancy taking a look at some of the photos then pop over to
1/30 - My Sewing Room
2/30 - My Machines