Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Back to School

I've enrolled in the New York Institute of Photography's Complete Course in Professional Photography, and the course materials have started arriving! Yesterday I got my student I.D. card and welcome package, and today I received Unit 1 of the course, which includes the first four lessons, audio CD's, a DVD, my first assignments, and loads of other interesting stuff! 'm really looking forward to getting going with this course!

I'm a student, and I have a card to prove it!

This should keep me out of mischief for a little while ;o)

Friday, September 5, 2008

Garage Studio

I have recently been using the garage as a studio for some of my projects. This is mainly because my new Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8VR lens has a minimum focus distance of 1.5m (5ft.), and I need the extra space. It's nice to have a bit of room to move about without having to climb over stuff.

This is the setup I used for the latest series of scarf shots I took for Maggie's Etsy store:

And this is the setup for my "portrait" of one of Maggie's spinning wheels:

Both of these (and lots of other setup shots) are on my Flickr page, with detailed descriptions and technical notes. I'm always surprised by the number of views these setup shots get, usually more than the "final result" photos.