Love You

I started out shooting today with every intention of doing today’s The Daily Shoots assignment (Make a photograph with a triangular composition) but, ended up here! I started shooting really close shots of the facets on another pendent and then got transfixed on the facets and wanted to incorporate more of them (the other pendent was a single stone). Hope you like!

Techie junk: Continuous lighting today! I used three different lights, one low camera left shooting through an umbrella to catch the underside. I then had another light (sitting on a stand) off to camera right which was slightly higher than the camera and shot through an umbrella. Now comes the fun part, I had a third light which I hand held and moved around inside the second light’s umbrella until I achieved the look I liked! Total blast doing today’s photo but man, where did the time go (thinking I am going to get busted from Amy as I put off doing the dishes)! πŸ˜›


Why do I include a link to my Flickr’s Lightbox? I really think the images look better (certain WP compresses) in the Lightbox. Check it out for yourself, let me know what you think.

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22 thoughts on “Love You

  1. Beautiful shot and beautiful pendant!

    I know exactly what you mean about the DoF with the lower aperture. I’ve been working on that problem myself. I’m just not always as successfull at correcting it, as I am still tuning my eye. πŸ˜‰

  2. This is gorgeous David. You are really good with shooting products. Very nice composition and use of lighting. Thanks for sharing the technical part of it. It’ll come in handy. πŸ™‚

  3. Nice shot David, I like the umbrella catch light on the silver. Are you using tungsten/incandescent bulbs, or daylight balanced? I ran into some color issues when mixing my continuous bulbs with my Speedlite, so I’ve just picked up a few daylight balanced bulbs to experiment with.

    • Thank you. I originally shot it at 5.6 but didn’t like the DoF so went back and re-shot at f/9. I like how the curl in the stones is where the bokeh starts. Thank you for stopping by as well as the comment.

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