Light

Sunday - Dappled Light

This year I have been photographing like it goes out of fashion tomorrow. No, seriously, I have taken already over 700 images in first 7 weeks. The projects that I am involved in keep my going; they help me think to improve my photography on so many levels. Mostly I am photographing just for myself, just to see how far I can push myself.

One doesn’t stop seeing. One doesn’t stop framing. It doesn’t turn off and turn on. It’s on all the time.
— Annie Leibovitz

I follow several photographers closely; one of favorite ones is Nadeen Flynn. Her work inspires me so much, and I study all of her images. I am drawn to her work because of her incredible use of light and her still life styling. If you are not familiar with Nadeen's work, I encourage you to check out her website. She not only shares her work, but also shares some tutorials that have been very helpful to me.

So today as I was photographing for our Sunday Project, I thought about mostly light, but also adding some interest with dabbled light and textures in my background. Here is what I came up with:

Lensbaby Velvet 56 - SS 400 - f5.6 - ISO 400

Lensbaby Velvet 56 - SS 400 - f5.6 - ISO 400

The above image was taken for the Sunday Project Group - 52 Sundays - one Sunday at a time.

Thank you for stopping by today...until next time, play with some interesting light and textures.

Iris (TGTG)

2017 Favorite Macro Images - Considering Light

In 2017, I really wanted to hone in on my macro photography. Macro photography is a place of zen for me. It makes me slow down; it clears my mind and it is a great stress reducer. I have also worked on using light in different ways; not only photographing in harsh/strong light, but soft and directional light

I am so grateful to my macro teacher/instructor and friend, Tiffany Kelly of Tiffany Kelly Photography, to be patient with me. I cannot believe that I took her workshop almost 2 years ago. It was one of the best investments I have made for myself.

There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.
— Ansel Adams

So, here are my 17 favorite macro images, from 2017.  The images have been taken either with my Tamron 90mm Macro Lens or my Lensbaby Velvet 56 "Lucille".

Tamron Macro Lens - SS 1/200s - ISO 1,000 - f8

Tamron Macro Lens - SS 1/200s - ISO 1,000 - f8

LB Velvet 56 - SS 1/100 - ISO 800 - f4

LB Velvet 56 - SS 1/100 - ISO 800 - f4

Tamron Macro Lens - SS 1/1600 - ISO 400 - f7.1

Tamron Macro Lens - SS 1/1600 - ISO 400 - f7.1

Tamron Macro Lens - SS 1/800 - ISO 200 - f4.0

Tamron Macro Lens - SS 1/800 - ISO 200 - f4.0

Tamron Macro Lens - SS 1/800 - ISO 1250 - f2.8

Tamron Macro Lens - SS 1/800 - ISO 1250 - f2.8

Tamron Macro Lens - SS 1/400 - ISO 1,000 - f5.0

Tamron Macro Lens - SS 1/400 - ISO 1,000 - f5.0

Tamron Macro Lens - SS 1/200 - ISO 400 - f6.3

Tamron Macro Lens - SS 1/200 - ISO 400 - f6.3

Tamron Macro Lens - SS 1/500 - ISO 500 - f6.3

Tamron Macro Lens - SS 1/500 - ISO 500 - f6.3

Tamron Macro Lens - SS 1/1,000 - ISO 500 - f6.3

Tamron Macro Lens - SS 1/1,000 - ISO 500 - f6.3

LB Velvet 56 - SS 1/1600 - ISO 250 - f5.6

LB Velvet 56 - SS 1/1600 - ISO 250 - f5.6

Tamron Macro Lens - SS 1/160 - ISO 250 - f5.0

Tamron Macro Lens - SS 1/160 - ISO 250 - f5.0

SS 1/1000 - ISO 400 - f5.0

SS 1/1000 - ISO 400 - f5.0

LB Velvet 56 - SS 1/100 - ISO 1,000 - f5.6

LB Velvet 56 - SS 1/100 - ISO 1,000 - f5.6

Tamron Macro Lens - SS 1/200 - ISO 500 - f8.0

Tamron Macro Lens - SS 1/200 - ISO 500 - f8.0

Tamron Macro Lens - SS 1/30 - ISO 640 - f3.5

Tamron Macro Lens - SS 1/30 - ISO 640 - f3.5

Tamron Macro Lens - SS 1/250 - ISO 1,000 - f6.3

Tamron Macro Lens - SS 1/250 - ISO 1,000 - f6.3

Tamron Macro Lens - SS 1/500 - ISO 250 - f5.0

Tamron Macro Lens - SS 1/500 - ISO 250 - f5.0

I hope that you enjoyed my 2017 favorite macro images. If you are interested in purchasing a print of any of them, please contact me via my contact form for pricing/print size/turnaround time.

Thank you for stopping by today...until next time, seek the light and find zen in photographing flowers.

Iris (TGTG)