I've wanted to "learn" how to take better pictures, from time to time, so when this opportunity availed itself I decided there is no time like the present! Well, I don't really know anything about camera settings, etc, but I used a couple of the different settings from my "point and shoot" camera, which is what I will be doing, I think, for the most part, with this course!
Cheryl McCain is doing the course, which is now closed to sign-ups. She is going to have another workshop beginning in March, I believe. You can read more about it here:
So, without using a "soft box" for lighting, I decided to go with the light that was coming in through the dining room window. Here's the "pull back" shot showing the dining room table, my blanket I used for the "backdrop" and how the light is entering the photos from the right side.
Here are the shots I took:
The very first one I took, I decided I definitely didn't like the zip loc bag container, LOL!
So, I switched subjects! :D I liked Cheryl's idea of the glass jar, so I searched through our game drawer and found this jar of colorful dice (which I got the dice at $$ Tree, btw!).
These first 2 shots were taken using the "party" lighting setting on the camera. The colors seem to be a little deeper/richer to me.
The rest of these shots were taken using a "food" setting, which spoke more of a "still life" setting. But, what do I know, LOL!
So, I really don't think I like any of them. I'm thinking I have LOTS to learn! What do you think? Thanks for looking!