As an afternoon activity, I practiced a bit on macro-photography today. I used a small self-built model of Darth Vader’s TIE fighter in front of a dark background and added light and smoke effects with some LEDs and an electronic cigarette (*g*). The whole setup was quite simple with a flashlight as the light source and not much else besides the added ‘special effects’. Both images were taken with the E-M5 kit lens in macro […]
This week I experimented with smoke photography. For these images I just used a dark background, an incense stick and a single external flash covered with a blue/purple foil. I was actually quite surprised about the colors which can be achieved this way without post-processing.
This is a macro image of a piece of cardboard, illuminated by a single external flash. I tried to create an illusion of an outer space scene with a very minimalistic setup. This image is also part of our monthly photo-challenge with the topic ‘red’.
This weekend I tried to improve in low-key photography. I had a tulip and a black sweater available and quickly put together an improvised setup. For this series I used the E-M5 kit-lens in macro mode and a single external flash for illumination. Contrast and saturation have been adjusted in Lightroom.