Sunday, September 11, 2011

This is what I learned how to do.......

The other night I attended a Nikon workshop at my local camera store.
It was a hands-on learning experience and there were several work stations set up to shoot various things.
I love my water drop, however, I wish I could have taken more of these.
There were too many people to really be able to take multiple shots.
We had to stand in line and take turns, but it was a lot of fun.

I also got a shot of a strawberry being dropped into water, but it didn't turn out that great.
I took two shots.  In the first shot the strawberry is still at the top of the water surface, which is kind of a bummer because I didn't get a lot of bubbles.
In the second shot, the strawberry is in the right spot but the strawberry is out of focus.
Here's the first one.

I think If I crop the bottom half it will be a much stronger photo.

Next are colorful gumballs spilling out of a vase.

Aside from the water droplet I think my favorite is the simplicity of this next photo.

All of the work stations were very simple.
At the end of this post, I'll tell you how you can recreate these same photos at home.

A pretty daisy.

Next, an ordinary cheese grater.

The last photo is just paper.

So, if you'd like to practice some of these shots in your own home you can do it.
The Nikon representative giving the presentation has a flikr site with step by step instructions.
He gives you the proper settings, and has a screen shot of the back of the camera so you know what to do.

All you need to do is CLICK ON THIS LINK

I know you will have fun experimenting with these shots.


  1. Great job! I love the water drop photo, that's amazing. The strawberry probably would look better cropped and maybe rotated? And that cheese grater looks so cool with the light coming out of the holes. But my fav is the paintbrush with the green paint. So perfect, so simple!

  2. Great post. and thanks for including the link. I love all these shots. So simple, yet so complex.

  3. You did wonderful!! I would have loved that class too. Lucky you!



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