This week has been pretty hectic and I haven’t really had a chance to do any fancy light setups. Maybe next week will be a little less busy and I’ll be able to get the lights out. If your following, you will notice that my last few posts have been shots of everyday things. I would like to say it was a conscious decision to do this but I’m afraid it was just the way things worked out.
Over the last few days I have employed “Guerrilla” style tactics. Travel lite, work fast, pick your target. Eh! no, more like travel with a D700 + a 24-70mm, a SB900 strobe and a Canon PowerShot S95 (not very lite), work very slowly, and look around frantically for a decent subject. Although I have to say that because of this 365 project my ability to spot interesting things to shoot has improved. Shooting everyday means that your photographic brain stays alert, constantly looking out for the next shot, next idea and the next cup of coffee.
I can’t lay claim to be the first photographer to take a picture of their gas cooker, but I think there is really something captivating about the way the gas burns and the ever changing range of blue colours. I took this shot on a Canon PowerShot s95 compact camera. I used the AV (aperture priority) mode and centre weighted metering. I also turned all the lights off in the kitchen so that the background and surrounding area would stay dark.
I used Aperture 3.0 to crop and tilt the shot and PhotoShop CS5 to make some final adjustments.
Shot details :- ISO 80, 6mm, 0 ev, f/2, 0.5s