A natural photo opportunity didn't present itself today so I decided to shoot a still life picture instead. I've often raided my tin of buttons to create images in the past, although I haven't done so for over two years now. This composition popped into my head a few days ago so I've been saving it up for a day like today. Once upon a time I would have either made use of natural light and a reflector or some torchlight for illumination but today I chose two flashes instead. By balancing the power output of them and their distance from the pile of buttons I was able to eliminate any harsh shadows and create some all-round illumination. The whole set up only took twenty minutes from start to finish - so much simpler than messing around with a torch!
16 February 2017