Curled

by Lisa November. 20, 2007 5233 views

I wanted to show you in today's post what the elaborate set up is that I use to take photos. Or not! This is it really. Just a chair, some boards in black or white (or blue which I never use), my camera, a tripod, and light from a window.

If you see dramatic shadows in my shot, it was with light like #2. I place the object in swatch of direct sunlight (early morning) to light it.

If it has a more even light, then it was with the light in #3. Which is the kind of light I used for the leaf shots today and the past couple of days. This light is from around mid day to late afternoon or on overcast days.

For the leaf shots (and flowers), the board is leaning against the back of the chair. The flowers are in a vase and I use a photo holder with a clip at the top to hold the leaf in place.

So, that's it! Is it Just Like You Imagined [youtube.com]? A little NIN to spice up your Tuesday!

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Jon 9 years, 6 months ago

number #1 just rocks like yesterday's post

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Gary 9 years, 6 months ago

Lisa .. you are so professional. I even do not have a tripod. I lve your pic. anyway

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
"Stephanie" 9 years, 6 months ago

wow what a great set of photos :) I love the 1st one

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Nadoune 9 years, 6 months ago

Excellentes photos!!

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Lexlevans 9 years, 6 months ago

awesome! i love that you shared your secrets with us - just goes to show that you don't have to have fancy equipment to achieve great photos! well, okay, fancy cameras help...

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Toby Hinshaw 9 years, 6 months ago

Ok...I think you have inspired me to try some of this for myself. :-) With fall finally showing her colors, it is the perfect time to experiment.

Thanks for this tutorial! :-)

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Tim 9 years, 6 months ago

The results u get are so impressive that i would have bet u had a sophisticated secret way lol..ty for sharing this, it makes your work even more valuable now ;)

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Jan 9 years, 6 months ago

Great info!! I wanted to ask you that:-)
Picture looks beautiful. thank you

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Miclaud 9 years, 6 months ago

Nice! I like #1

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Storytaylor 9 years, 6 months ago

the making of is fantastic, and the final result also

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Jack 9 years, 6 months ago

simplicity begets grace.

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Lisa 9 years, 6 months ago

Oh, I forgot to say that Spike wasn't around because he was in TROUBLE. He'd tried to jump in the chair with the board on it and knocked everything down! I should get hazard pay. :)

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Jendayee 9 years, 6 months ago

It is nice of you to share ! but you have a cool equipment.... I would not tell about these I use sometimes :))) in a hurry, taking what's around to help... as sometmes you really have to rush
thank you !

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Lisa 9 years, 6 months ago

Thanks!

Yep, I keep them away from the backdrop. :)

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Yanko V Fabila 9 years, 6 months ago

Well, you certainly have mastered it!

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Sherij 9 years, 6 months ago

Very cool.. I see you spend about as much money on your set up as I do.. :) hey what ever saves and buck and works the best. The leaf shot is FANTASTIC!! Where was Spike???.. My cats usually eat what I am trying to photograph. or the dogs are sniffing the tripod!!

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Emmeline Tan 9 years, 6 months ago

great idea thanks for sharing the info

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Alicehume 9 years, 6 months ago

We all have our ways!

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Jet28 9 years, 6 months ago

There's life in the leaf yet! Thanks for the peep behind the scenes :-)

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Fionarobinson 9 years, 6 months ago

that is great, any tips are fantastic, i am presuming you hold the leaf away from the background, so the background is not too close. Great idea with the photo holder, i like, nomally i hold whatever then try to take shots, tricky!!

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Peter 9 years, 6 months ago

Many thanks for that - I'm very interested to hear how you approach things. First photo is beautiful.

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Marco Stefano Vitiello 9 years, 6 months ago

:-)

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Carley 9 years, 6 months ago

The leaf is amazing.....outstanding....superb.....
And it's fascinating to see your tools of the trade! Thanks!

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