Photography is all about catching light, painting shapes, formes and colors on our cameras sensors with it. There is always some sort of light, natural or artificial – and the natural one change a lot during one day. Morning light is one of my favourite ones – it’s very beautiful and after a dark night, it makes me happy and full of new energy.
I promised to blog a little about the past few weeks – but life’s just to busy. Anna has photo shoots every day, and that results in a lot of material to edit. So me blogging will just have to wait.
In the meantime, here’s a picture of a fish from last summer. I really wish I’d placed it in the center of that middle plank, and I have no idea why I did not do so.
I had to take a break from retouching model photographs and work with a picture I took at the end of February.
I am at my relatives place in Halmstad, and I am teaching my second cousin Selma to photograph and to edit. Yesterday we photographed pine cones and jewelry.
A few weeks ago I did a cozy, christmas inspired still life which I photographed. Tea, candles, cinnamon and old books on a lovely blanket. I really enjoy shooting like this, working in my own pace, building/setting up a still life and then photographing it. I was a bit afraid of having the candles on the blanket though, but it all went well.
The books is a calendar and a writing journal from Paperblanks. The teapot is a grey cast iron one from Granit, and very similar to what Inara in the series Firefly use, which you can see here, and the mug is from Indiska. The blanket is handmade, a present from Rakel, a relative to Andreas.
I had my Nikon on a tripod, used my Sigma 17-50 f/2.8 and natural light from the window and the candles.
I’ve started to shoot more still lifes lately, and I really enjoy it. Here’s a alchemy-inspired stilleben that I shot a few weeks ago. What do you think?
Nikon D7000 + Sigma 17-50 f/2.8
As autumn draws nearer (oh how I long for it!) and with both me and Andreas having a cold, a warm, hot soup was in order this evening – and it was delicious!
Nikon D7000 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
- Red Onion
- Garden Onion
- Miced Meat
- Red Pepper (a little)
- Vegetable Stock
- Bay Leaf
Season after what you like, we went with salt, pepper and paprika powder.
So, a few days ago I decided to do a stillife photoshoot with coffee. Been inspired by various photographers and pictures lately, I want to shoot more stillife in a lifestyle kind of way, I also want to shoot people in a more lifestyle kind of way – we’ll see how that goes.
Anywho, below is the result of the coffee shoot. I think I will print 3-4 of them, frame them and put on my wall actually, they work very well together, as a series.
Such a lovely word. Such a lovely stone. I like gemstones, I always have. There are many beautiful ones and they’ve always felt powerful to me, I do believe they have different qualities.
Amber is one of my favourites. It’s just so beautiful. Especially in contrast with silver. I have a silver necklace with an amber stone (will photograph it someday) and this weekend I found and bought an amazing ring.
“Amber brings good luck. It is associated with time, cycles and longevity. Amber is also regarded as being highly sensual and magnetic. Amber insures very long enjoyment of the qualities that make the wearer attractive. Amber has long been associated with healing energy and mental stimulation, and is said to balance aggressive traits.”