Today’s shot is courtesy of PW’s newest photo challenge.
The theme for the new Photography Assignment is…MACRO. I love macro photography, after dabbling in it for a short time a couple of years ago. I love how beautifully a macro lens opens up a whole world.
I LOVE messing around with macros. If you browse around my flickr stream, you’ll find tons of your typical florals and creepy crawlers (some good, some oh so horrid), the kind of stuff that just begs for a macro lens. Fun!
But I wanted to try something different today, so I did this …
I’ve been asked before if I have a lightbox, and the answer is no. I’d like one though, if you’re giving them away. I take shots like this on top of my stove. Yes, my stove. Today I fooled around with some fancy lighting (which would be the light in the hood vent with a paper towel cover) (have a fire extinguisher handy should you attempt) and some fancy flash equipment (a coffee filter over my pop-up flash) and this is the result. Feel free to emulate my trashy ways.
PW’s contest runs until … ummmm, hell I don’t know. But she starts posting groups (photos that stand out in the stream) on Monday, so I guess you have the weekend at the very least, and you’re allowed to post one photo to the flickr group per day. I think I’ll stick with this challenge and see what else I can catch.
There are some amazing submissions already. Go browse the group.
And start snapping those macros :)