Ever get in a creative rut? Can’t think of something to shoot or an idea for a photo to make? Just check the trash! Well, if you have some old chicken or fish, you may not want to do that, LOL. A few days ago I bought some eggs to use for some photography experimentation with light. I saved a couple of the shells because I knew there would be a day where I needed an interesting subject to shoot. Today was that day!
I experimented with different orientations, DoFs, number of ‘subjects’, etc. I did a black & white conversion in Lightroom, because I like the texture and shape (and brown eggs just are not very interesting from a color standpoint). When I was setting up, the available light I used was the lighting fixture above my dining room table. The fixture has 3 bulbs which make for multi-shadows, so I unscrewed two of the bulbs to give a simple shadow. I hope you enjoy these as much as I enjoyed creating them!
60 mm, 3.2 sec, f/8.0, ISO 100, 60mm macro lens (Cracked)
60 mm, 0.6sec, f/2.8, ISO 100, 60mm macro lens (Empty Eggs)
60 mm, 3.2 sec, f/9.0, ISO 100, 60mm macro lens (Cracked Open)