It’s National Camera Day!
Now that I work in a studio, I spend most of my day behind a Canon 5D Mark II. And while I enjoy the work, it does not require the same level of creativity that I like to push for with my own images. So when I came home and learned that today is National Camera Day, I decided that I needed to celebrate with something new. Something I hadn’t tried before. So I racked my brain for a bit and realized…
What better thing to take a picture of on National Camera Day, than my own camera?
So, I came up with a quick set up – constant lighting via my LED worklight, a mirror, a pair of black sheets to create a dark tent and a small box to get the camera up off the ground. I decided to use the 50mm lens, because it would allow the camera to stay balanced without removing the battery grip. It took a few tries to get the result I wanted, but in the end, I’m happy with this. After all, I didn’t come up with the idea until around 10pm.
I’ve never attempted any kind of low key, product-style photography, but it’s definitely something I’ll be revisiting!
Exp: 20 sec., ISO 400, f/6.3, manual mode
Lighting created with off-angle, constant LED worklight from Bayco.
Kh?rt Williams says
I didn’t even know it was national camera day. You’ll have to show me the setup you use. The result was excellent.
I’ll be happy to show you the setup sometime, Kh?rt! It’s very simple, isn’t at all pretty, but it definitely gets the job done, as you can see. This one, simple light has become a favorite of mine for lowkey work.