I hadn’t tried using a background of wrapping paper before … this was one of my first attempts. I often wondered how people got the coloured variety in their picture, so was glad to learn how to do this. I found that I had to change the aperture setting depending on how bright the wrapping paper and design was. I enjoy watching the different shapes that come up when you take a picture of a water drop falling into the water. It’s amazing the way God has arranged even the smallest of drops.
I decided to try my hand at water drops again, as I won’t have much time once I’m back at work. For this shot I stuck a flower to the white back drop and bounced my flash off of it. This is what put the reflection of the flower into the water drop. I have a Canon EOS Rebel T1i, and an 18-200 mm lens. I found using Raw made the post production slower, but so much nicer when you can change the White Balance in the computer.
Settings: 1/200, F29; Manual Focus (turned off IS), Raw format, Flash: Manual 1/16.
I’m new at blogging, and still fairly new at photography, which is an exciting challenge and hobby for me. God has given us so much to look at and enjoy, and photography allows us to capture some of this in photos.
I thought I could use this to record some of my journey as I am learning about photography. I plan to upload some of my pictures that I am taking. There should be some changes as I go, I hope. As we learn, there should be improvement in what we do.