Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Using the Outdoors as a Photo Prop

I am joining Susan
Outdoor Wednesday.


This has been the first truly amazing week
when it comes to the weather that 
we have had this Spring.
Sure there has been a day here or there
that hinted at great things
to come but to have a string of 
sunny days in a row is just wonderful!!

Lately I have taken to stepping out the back
door to the deck for photos of candle 
products.  This is all well and good
except that the backgrounds have 
gotten kind of similar and 
predictable.

So today I mixed it up.
Adding an arrangement from the 
house and moving the little table to 
a better location.
One that allowed good light
without bleaching out the soft 
pink of these candles.

It was fun.
I am really getting into the 
photography side of what I do.










This was the second attempt to photograph
these this afternoon.
The first ones were no good at all.
So, I am learning ....so much.

I am sure that one day I will look
back at these and cringe.
But for now 
with my little 
Canon
point and shoot,
 the natural dappled sunlight
and the green of the 
grass and leaves....
I'm content.

17 comments:

Kelly said...

Nice photos! I love the second one! It really sets the candles off and shows how lovely and romantically they can be used.

Stacey said...

Just beautiful!

Vee said...

They make me so thirsty for a strawberry milkshake I can't tell you! Very pretty...

LV said...

A perfect indoor and outdoor combination.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

The outdoor light makes everything so much more colorful. I love my Cannon Point and Shoot camera and use it often.

Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

Mrs.Rabe said...

They look like glasses of strawberry milk!

The weather has been great, hasn't it?

Cindy said...

Your photographs are wonderful. Thanks so much for visiting and for your sweet comments!
Blessings,
Cindy

Pat said...

Your photos are beautiful Becky! I love the vignette and how it was photographed.

Those point shoots do a great job!

Babs said...

Becky K. Your photos are great and I like your candles with the outdoor scene. I giggled at your point and shoot camera comment. I use a point and shoot too and I think YOU take beautiful photos.
I just like the convenience of the point and shoot size.
I love your setting with the candles. They look like they're ready for a party..so pretty
Thanks for your nice comment. It's nice meeting you.
Babs

Ebie said...

Nice outdoor shots, Becky. The bromeliads are so cute and blend well with the candles!

Theresa said...

Outdoor lighting is just the best! Love your pictures! Have a blessed day, HUGS!

Elena said...

You did a great job! Beautiful!!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Great photos! I need to explore taking photos outside too. I also have a Canon point and shoot. Sometimes I wish for a nicer camera but then don't want to bother learning the technical side.
Glad you are having some sunshine days!
Tammy

JD said...

Great photographs! This is something that I need to work on...My photography is not that great...So much to learn...Never enough time...LOL

Vintagesouthernlife said...

You did a great job! Your vignette looks like a magazine. I have a new camera but haven't learned to use it yet... someday!

Tracy's corner said...

Beautiful pictures. Love the 2nd one. Such pretty colors.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

The background works great for your candles!