I enjoy building things with LEGO, and love all the sets the put out. Today I sat down with the Ecto-1 set (#21108) that was suggested by a LEGO building and made its way into production. This means I also had a chance to pull out the camera to take some shots.
My wife bought me a MakerBot Replicator 2 for Father’s Day (I get to play with it early because the box it came in said MakerBot on the outside). Tonight, while I run through a print or two, I thought I’d grab the camera and see what I could come up with.
The last time I did a Pic A Day was in 2012, and truth be told, though I take a lot of pictures, I haven’t focused on the craft of taking those pictures. My goal for the rest of June is to take a share a photo, give some background on the picture that was taken, and improve my skills.
Today, it is a food pic.
I was in the dentist’s office this week and saw the light coming through this frosted glass window, and simply love how the soft light fills this corner of the room. I like looking at natural light and figuring out ways to duplicate this in the studio.
I love timelapse photography, and I love pictures of the night sky. Earlier in 2011, I had attempted some night time work that didn’t turn out very well. I’ve been doing some reading, video watching, and consulting, and finally went out on a very cold night to see if I could do a better job than the last time.
I love taking panorama shots, and I have a great App on the iPhone that allows the user to take and make a quick panoramic shot.
One of the main lenses people tell beginners to get is a 50mm prime lens that has a really low f-stop. The “nifty-fifty” lens is not too expensive, and gives you something to take pictures with. While I do have a 50mm prime, I also picked up a 50mm f/2.5 macro lens that can take regular photos.
Using the macro lens today to capture the texture of the melting snow.
For whatever reason, I take a lot of pictures of my kids without looking through the viewfinder – I simply point, pull the trigger and shoot. Most of the time I end up with worthless images that are destined for the Recycle Bin, other times I get something I like. Like today’s picture featuring my oldest son.
Didn’t want to do the usual “kids opening presents,” though I have a bunch of them that were taken. Instead, another look at holiday lights.