by Bryan January. 29, 2012 2776 views

I went back to the office where the light comes in through the window earlier in the day and thought I'd practice some more with natural light.
I stole the flowers I bought for Julie and placed some of them on the black leather office chair to try to get some kind of makeshift studio (black background) I used the tripod and the remote shutter.
Trying out lenses with the space and backdrop I had to work with, I ended up using the Zeiss 50mm. The 24mm was too wide (half the room was in the shot). Even using the 50mm I had to be about 1-2 ft away to focus. This whole experience makes me want a 100mm macro really bad:)
It was a great learning experience. I was amazed how much is affected when you turn the camera or subject a hair in any direction. I was also equally surprised that I had to use f/5.6-f/8.0 to get most of the flower(s) in focus! I ended up using Julie's hand held make up mirror to reflect light from different angles to get interesting results. Even though I love how these turned out, I still look at them and go, hmm I should have done this differently or that, but I learned a lot and had a blast doing it.

I couldn't get rid of the office chair in Lightroom, but I like how the light comes through the petals.

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Julie Domingo 7 years, 11 months ago

Wow!great pictures!i like them all!!!!it takes one to come up with an outstanding capture :)

7 years, 11 months ago Edited
Kevin 7 years, 11 months ago

Even without a macro lens or a studio, you did some beautiful work here, Bryan!

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Glo B 7 years, 11 months ago

I really like the b&w ones...and especially #5 but without so much crop to it...the grunge background is really beautiful. I see you're learning quickly how just a tiny flick of the wrist can make such a difference...remember...how you use light can make a difference in detail or lack there of. Great set and can't wait to see more!

7 years, 11 months ago Edited
Eric J H Joyce 7 years, 11 months ago

Love #2, 9 and 10.

7 years, 11 months ago Edited
Paolo Martini 7 years, 11 months ago

wonderful shots
love them all....!

7 years, 11 months ago Edited
Tim 7 years, 11 months ago

beautiful..love the b&w ones..

7 years, 11 months ago Edited
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