Well maybe not perfect, but it helps make you improve. The Sunday challenge this week is ‘High Key’, so I bought some freesia’s and had a go at some high key photography. There are plenty of tutorials on the interweb but most involve studio lights of some description, but I don’t have any, so as there was a bright sun this afternoon (though it’s still cold out 😦 ) I set up in the conservatory with my trusty lightbox, the XT1 and 60mm macro on a tripod and had a go. Getting the exposure right in camera is most important and getting it right without over exposing the subject is the key to it all. Which I guess makes it easier if you have a light to illuminate the subject. Still I think these came out OK for a first attempt.
Also I am quite impressed with the macro lens, I don’t think it’s as bad as the reviews I read make out, and I’m really happy I didn’t fork out for the mighty expensive zeiss lens and got the 2nd hand fuji at 1/3 of the cost.
of course Skye had to sit in the lightbox so was hoofted out and she sat on the table to watch the goings on,
anyway tomorrow I’m off out on a photography trip to Prudhoe Castle with my pals Mike & Sophie, really looking forward to it 🙂