Saturday, November 24, 2012

The Wonderful World of Macro Photography

It's been too long since I last posted anything here. Haven't been doing too much of anything lately. Especially taking pictures. The photo-mojo just wasn't happening. But a dear, dear friend has successfully rekindled my love of looking through the lens again by introducing me to the wonderful world of macro photography! I'm hooked!!! Thank you Shutterbug! Every aspect of this style(?) of photography is so enjoyable. From gathering your 'props', setting them up on your table-top, to lighting them and then shooting them. It's just so much fun. And I really believe that you do your best work when you're having fun or are happy. Even the learning-curve is fun. I'm still pretty bad at it but the key here is 'I'm having so much fun!'
So, I'm posting a handful of my first attempts at uh - gee what exactly is it called anyway - tabletop photography? macro photography? product photography? miniature photography?

I dunno, I'm gonna to call it a whole-lot-of-fun and calorie-free!
an aluminum orange juice thingamabobber
a free-form soapstone carving done years ago
a glass orange juice thingamabobber
a (resin?) mould cat figurine
teeny tiny drums
spilled beads
one pissed off looking nutcracker
my little buddy Pixel supervising a sewing session
 yet another cat-themed figurine -  more proof that I am indeed a crazy cat lady

Keep it all in focus.....