Todays ensemble : Cabbage, Onions (Red and White), Tomato and Carrot
Brain and Spinal Injury Centre, Salford
17th February 2017
…Following last weeks close up food shots, we continued the theme with a heap of vegetables to produce some wonderful still life artwork. The vegetables were set on a Square slate and against a marble backdrop
No Auto today! each picture was taken manually – with me setting up angles and close ups of the food stuffs.
Camera used was my able Bridge camera : Sony DSC H-300 with zoom. Great camera with some wonderful zoom functions.
Location : Brain and Spinal Injury Centre (BASIC), Salford
Date : 27th January 2017
An Afternoon of Close ups and scene changes today at BASICs photography workshop.
Fortunately, our Models weren’t that overly demanding!
The workshop took place in the centre Café – Food for thought .
We had some fun and games in a still life session with some old bears! These bears had been collected over the years by our tutor – and formed a core part of a marvellous still life session. The bears were backlit and positioned on their thinking spots before we took the shots. I like the end results we got from this session.
Before taking each shot, we set up our “Stars” on their stage and adjusted lights and tripods accordingly – but being used to using my Sony Cybershot I mostly went for the point and shoot approach….I liked what came off the camera chip 🙂
Location : Brain and Spinal Injury Centre, Salford, Lancashire
Date : 26th October 2016
Todays session of the photography group concentrated on Still life.
It also covered areas of using a zoom lens and tripod.
The above pic was created using a small water fountain, brought in by our marvellous tutor Maggie, a star tripod and my Sony Bridge Camera.
I particularly liked the running water and the shadows in this shot.
I also played around with a seashell using the mermaids backdrop for a covering background. I like the details of the shells in this one.
The main task for setting up both of these shots was the set up behind the objects. this shot shows the distance for some shots requiring the lighting. In the end, I found perching myself at the short end of the table worked the best in both lighting and end result.
Dolphin in the Mermaid pool – bubbles created with washing up liquid….
Brain and Spinal Injury Centre, Salford, Lancashire
5th October 2016
My Humble little Bridge Camera – Used at BASICs Camera Group
With Summer Holidays over, the BASIC Camera group met up at our base at the Brain and Injury Centre in Salford
Some of us were still away, but this allowed our brilliant tutor Maggie to discuss with those present what we were to cover in the run up to Christmas
The lessons have allowed those who attend it to use their skills and abilities, and so far we’ve created some brilliant pieces – some of which are on this blog!
Together we agreed to concentrate on Weather, Landscapes and Backgrounds – returning to other sessions when we do stuff on the computer, hence we will be concentrating on using photo software like photoshop commencing next week.
Fingers crossed – we may do something Festive in December – but I’m just looking forward to learning some new stuff on Photoshop.
I’ll freely admit – I have a bit of a sweet tooth..
Covered in Icing and Filled in with Custard – An ideal treat
Ice Buns, Chocolate Eclairs, Apple Pies, Chocolate Pudding – I’ll try the lot – if its a pie its even better with custard
However – My favourite pudding is Bakewell Tart
A Sweet Tartlet Base with Thick Raspberry Jam at its base and covered in an Almond Cake or sponge. Really nice pudding that finishes off a meal wonderfully…you could add cream or custard but I like it as it is. Full of almonds and lovely and moist
There are those who prefer the cherry variation of the classic – this is on sale from a well known baker, and covers the top of his tarts with fondant icing. Decoration is nice to look at – but when in Bakewell, one sticks to tradition – abandoning the fondant…leaves the eater with only one conundrum – Custard or Cream ?