lighting it up

272/365: lights/camera

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I keep adding lights to the studio – a necessity for the many, long, dark winter months ahead (if I want to work past 5pm). The latest is an LED strip to light up the last remaining black hole. I like that it looks like I’m lighting up a marquee, ready for showtime, because that is where I’m at these days…ready to rock.

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golden hours

Capturing this photo felt akin to bottling sunshine. Now if I can just figure out how to do it with time…

blog072515_wild-coneflower202/365: prairie coneflower (Ratibida pinnata)

02.22.13 lights, camera…

BOKEH PARTY!

For you non-photo geeks out there, bokeh can really describe any part of a photograph that is pleasingly out-of-focus. But, more specifically, it’s a Japanese word that refers to the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light.

So, last night, at the end of a rather long day, I threw myself a little bokeh party and rediscovered the joy of playing with my camera and all the pretty lights. It was easy, and fun, and just what I needed.

blog022213_bokehparty53/365: bokeh part no. 1 (there are lots more, believe me)