Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Pot of gold

Yeah, I know it's more accurately "vase of gold," but the other title seemed more interesting to me. If you have a digital point and shoot camera with a closeup setting, a tripod, a window, a sheet of colored paper, a piece of white poster board, and a vase full of flowers, you too can take a photo much like this. The instructions for the set up is posted on my photo advice blog. Just replace the vase of flowers for the old camera in the illustration.

For you detail junkies out there - this photo was taken with a Kodak Easy Share C633 set for closeup. Set at ISO 80, center-weighted focus, flash off and used self-timer set at 2 seconds. Minimal levels adjustment and color saturation performed in PhotoShop, along with some blurring and vignetting for effect.

I keep amazing myself with what those little cameras are capable of.

Oh, and don't forget to take your free flower in honor of spring.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2007 James Jordan.

1 comment:

Tes said...

The right question is not always: what is the capabillity of this camera? The right question is sometimes: what is the capabillity of the (wo)man behind the camera?

Nice shot, thnx for sharing!