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.