A few days a go I read a post on the Photofocus blog about lighting. It suggested using a light source and an egg to see how different positions and distances for the light would affect the image. So last time I went grocery shopping I bought a half dozen eggs, cooked with 5 tonight and kept the other for my practice.
Here are some of the shots I found interesting. However, I did learn a bit about how the light envelops, or doesn’t, the subject. I would like to do this exercise again, with more time, to really just study it. I can’t say I’m ready to go buy a bunch of studio lights, but I have a little bit better understanding of how distance and angle affect the image, and can try to use this in my photography 🙂
I’ll probably also submit one of these to the Silhouette photo challenge, which I highly encourage you to join!
50 mm, 1/250 sec, f/1.8, ISO 100, EF 50mm f/1.8 (Egg Shadow)
50 mm, 1/640 sec, f/1.8, ISO 100, EF 50mm f/1.8 (Egg Silhouette)
50 mm, 1/400 sec, f/1.8, ISO 100, EF 50mm f/1.8 (Egg Shadow)
50 mm, 1/640 sec, f/1.8, ISO 100, EF 50mm f/1.8 (Half Moon Egg)
50 mm, 1/1000 sec, f/1.8, ISO 100, EF 50mm f/1.8 (Full Moon Egg)