Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth


Happy Valentine’s Day!

It seems spring is upon California right now with high 70’s predicted for today.  We need more rain but I’m going to enjoy this weather today and soak up some sun on our deck.  I’m still battling this cold although it’s slowly getting better thank goodness!

Yesterday I took a picture of this tulip and thought I’d share it with you.   I used a softbox cube which can be purchased fairly cheaply on Amazon which can be seen here, a piece of black lacquer plastic to place the tulip on, and a black background which came with the softbox.  I then turned on all the lights in the kitchen and used a small light that came with the cube and placed it on the outside of the cube to give a little bit more light.  I thought I might have to use a flash but then realized this ended up being just the right amount of light.

I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

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Still Life

I thought I’d pull myself out of the snow and share something totally different.  It’s been raining cats and dogs so I thought I’d go completely out of my comfort zone and try a still life.

It was early afternoon so our kitchen was nice and bright and we had some tulips out in a vase on the kitchen counter that were screaming to be photographed.  I placed them inside a white cube softbox with a black backdrop and turned on the kitchen ceiling lights.  No flash was used.

I did try to arrange the flowers so they had a more asymmetrical shape but other than that I shot them as is with my macro lens (oh how I love that lens).



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