Polly World Series - My First Attempt At Still Life

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  1. MelissaMarieImagery

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    I know there are a lot. You don't have to C&C all of them... or any of them I suppose. Maybe just pick your favourite? I've put up 3 different threads with photos and got no responses on 2 of them, and only a few on the other one, hopefully this thread wont flop like the rest.

    Just to let you know, these were done with my D90 and an 18-105 AF Nikkor lens-- For lights I just used a shop light with a 100watt bulb. Unfortunately I can't afford to buy lights right now, so I tried to make due with that.

    Mainly, I was really really bored today, but feeling creative - as well as a bit childish lol.

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    This series is alot of fun and a cute concept. Composition is good and I think you did well with the lighting that you had. The shallow DOF helps considerably to make the viewer focus on the main characters in each image.
     
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    Thanks! Shooting this was fun, and there is so much more I could have done with it; there is a treehouse and a tent and a bunch of stuff inside the little house I could use-- but I was getting really frustrated with the light because I had to hand hold it for a LOT of the shots.
     
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    Light stands can be very inexpensive. You can also get clamp-on shop-light reflectors at Home Depot for under $20
     
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    Yeah, I used the clamp on shop light and latched it on to a kitchen chair, then rack on the side of the wall, and whatnot. I happened to have a white backdrop, and this shoot was very spontanious- I plan on buying a light stand though, I was actually thinking of even just buying a small strobe, something cheap just to have. I don't shoot still life very often - but it could be useful for my portraiture even though most of it is outdoors.
     
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    Would love some more feedback :)
     

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