I spent this afternoon experimenting with a new background idea for products. It’s simply firing a light through some pegboard with a white finish on the camera side. Changing distances, focal length, and f-stops affects the way the holes of light appear. I think it will fit for various types of products. I added another – regular Coke can with a bluish background. That one was bubble wrap.
I took photos today for one of the greatest bakeries in the Seattle area. Their maple bars are my favorite, but everything I’ve eaten there has been outstanding. The photos are for their new website and will require one more visit. It was an enjoyable time with some very good people.
It was one of the nicest days we’ve had in the Seattle area for quite a while. As a result, the yard work was put off again. I drove downtown to see the Seattle Big Wheel, the waterfront, and the Pike Place Market – a lot of the attractions that get neglected by the locals. It wasn’t the greatest day for photos as the crowds had the same thoughts as I did. Yet it was a fun change of pace. Lots of colors and visually stimulating sights.
I have been watching some spring flowers popping up around the yard and waiting for some good light. But it’s a typical gray winter day in the Seattle area. So this morning I finally took the matter into my own hands. I figured the flowers weren’t going to last that long – either the rain would beat them down or the deer would eat them. I went out before it rained and “made” some good light. I used a full CTO gel on my flash for an early morning or late evening quality of light.