Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth

If the shoe fits….


The shoe shown below is a knick knack of mine from Versailles, France.  I’ve always loved it and thought it would look pretty with bokeh lights behind it, so off I went to my studio (aka my bathroom) to take the shot.  The setup was very complicated….I laid a strand of white xmas lights on our bathroom counter and set the little shoe about 3 feet in front of the lights.  I made sure the bathroom was semi-dark and turned on a light behind me (from the toilet area).  Doesn’t my light kit make you jealous????  😉

I did have to “pump” up the ISO (pardon the pun) a bit but fortunately my camera handles high ISO quite nicely.  I hope you enjoy it!

If the shoe fits

If the shoe fits


Author: lauramacky

Journey of a Body on this Earth

87 thoughts on “If the shoe fits….

  1. This is great, Laura! So creative. The shoe is really nice.

  2. It definitely fits. Is this Marie Antoinette’s missing shoe? 🙂

  3. Oh, I like this so much! May I buy this one too? I have forgotten how to get into it.

  4. Very very nice. Creative use of props and lighting. Well done.

  5. Haha…..great post Laura and great shot……just goes to show that you don’t always need fancy kit, just a bit of inventiveness to get wonderful results 😊

  6. Like that: the studio concept I mean. Lots of possibilities. Had no inspiration today but now I have! Thank you Laura!
    Herman 😉

  7. That’s a beautiful photo!

  8. Fun fun fun and gorgeous!
    Love!!!! ..that you are finding ways to create 🙂

  9. I love your studio… I visit it mine often but not with a camera… lol

  10. Talk about a setup for a photo

  11. Very nice – just goes to show you can get a great shot with not a lot of fancy studio or lighting. Thanks for allowing us in to your “studio”…which, at my parents house, was my first darkroom 🙂

  12. Wonderful photo and what a great studio you have! Hehe.
    Even if it’s shot at 2500 ISO, you can’t really notice much noise at all, so your camera obviously handles this well.

  13. Ha! Never in a million years would I have guessed the location of this studio 🙂 Gorgeous photo, Laura. The bokeh is indeed beautiful, but I just love he golden tones – very Versaillish, if you know what I mean 🙂

    • LOL…I’m full of surprises. 😛 Thank you Stacy. And yes, the first time I took the photo it was like this and then I tried processing it into something else which was okay but then I realized I missed the mark with the Versaillish style being gold gold GOLD! So I reverted it and then posted it here.

  14. And you were so right! Beautiful!

  15. Fab Bokeh! Brilliant colour fit for the shoe! I like your creativity and inventiveness:)

  16. You’d never know that was taken in your bathroom! 🙂 Too cute!

  17. It appears as if it was taken outside. Nice shot. Nice expensive light kit

  18. I love it Laura! It’s out of a fairytale. 🙂

  19. Very nicely done, Laura!

  20. Wow! This would make a gorgeous Christmas card. I love it, Laura.

    Blessings ~ Wendy ❀

  21. How inventive. So, if nature calls you can sit and shoot! You women constantly amaze me with your multi tasking! Oh, by the way, nice image with the bokeh! But I’m afraid I will not be able to duplicate something like this any time soon. My wife already thinks I spend too much time in the bathroom!

  22. Your little shoe has generated so many good comments! Smart use of lights and space. Thanks for the tips we might try sometime!

  23. Really interesting detail…Great job of capturing that in your photo.

  24. Oh you bad girl .. I’m super jealous! Love that shoe too 🙂

  25. I love this Marie Antoinette shoe. The bokeh is perfect.

  26. Reblogged this on jitoojadhav and commented:
    Versailles, France

  27. Who says you have to have “high dollar” lighting and studio. You just need high creativity and innovation.

  28. Great shot… love your set up for this shot. Thanks for sharing.

  29. Necessity is the mother of invention sometimes. Beautiful result. 🙂

  30. That’s some of the cleverest low-tech approach to get a highly sophisticated look, m’dear!!! LOVE it. I bow to your well-heeled craftsmanship. 😀

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