A Photo A Day Project.

Day 10: You may get a laugh about how I photographed this little bear.

I don’t know where the day went but it slipped away all too quickly. It was about 6.30pm when I realised I hadn’t taken a photo yet.  My daughter, Lily, asked me if ‘Pink’ her teddy-bear could be my photo a day today and I said yes. I sat him on my kitchen island bench; propped a painted canvas behind him, I set him up with the Haig’s suitcase look-a-like prop and then considered the light. My kitchen lights are 3 large fluorescent bulbs overhead and I knew that I didn’t want to use my flash (that’s the beauty of having high ISO capabilities in my camera – I don’t think twice about dialling in whatever ISO is required). I wanted to create a ‘sitting in the sun’ effect so I pulled out my biggest saucepan lid and used it as a reflector to shine a ‘spotlight’ onto teddy’s head (if you look closely you can see the reflection as a catch-light in the eye). A couple of clicks of the shutter later and I have my photo a day 🙂

Camera settings: ISO 12800; f8; 1/60th; Canon 100mm 2.8L macro lens.

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Live. Love. Learn.

Sheryn Ellis, Portrait Photographer.