The photographic explorations of a former film student.

Still Life

Christmas Decorations and Experimental Lighting

All the decorations went up the first of December, so its high time for some Christmas photos. I selected a diverse group of Christmas decorations and decided to light all of them with the string of LED Christmas lights I purchased this year, just to see how it would work out. I was going for more of a warm, soft look in all the photos, but I still wanted some light/dark contrast.

poinsettia

babyJesus

garlandstar

Merry Christmas everyone!

Next Time: New Year’s / Year in Review


Measurement

Measurement is a vital part of our lives. Everything that is built requires some kind of measuring to make sure it goes together right.

tapemeasurer

 

If you ever tried to bake bread or a cake without measuring how much of each ingredient you put in the batter, it probably wouldn’t turn out very well.

measuringspoons

 

drymeasure

 

Yes it is important, but let’s not be absurd. Your morning “cup” of orange juice doesn’t have to be exactly eight ounces. Ten or twelve will be OK.

liquidmeasure

 

Next Time: Nature or Portrait