It is visual assignment week in #burgeron106 and it is Icelandic week as well. That means, gnomes, elves, fairies and more.
The poster could be “design” because it is a poster- but I used my own photos to create it. (well – except for NanaLou’s porch)
I used a shot of the moon off my deck. I have tried for moon shots for a long time and this one is a step up in starting to understand the settings on my camera. It is from the fall – but it also forced me to get my camera out again and actually use it over my phone.
From there I decided to learn how to use the external flash and remote I got for Christmas this last year. I used it once and could never get it to work again – packed it away.
I spent about an hour trying to get the flash to fire when I took a picture – nothing worked and I have about 200 pictures of only black to prove it! Searched the Internet and everything said “not a problem – works easily – not difficult”…….hmnnn……..after a few more tries I finally figured it out! I had put the receiver on backwards!
I use the external flash in one hand and hold it at different angles as I shoot to get different effects. I have some Tom Clark Gnomes that I collected years ago and have since moved to the basement with the former collections of things and thought they would make good subjects. More on how I shot the pics as the next products are completed.
Once I had the picture and lighting I liked – I cropped it and added it to the poster.
So while it looks like a design assignment – I am focusing on the visual and photography – and pictures telling a story. 🙂