Snow Days

There are some people who really like to be outdoors in the Winter. My brother would rather ski over Christmas than go to Florida for instance. Me? Not so much. Winter scenes are fine and sometimes fun to photograph. But winter can be a low point for photography shooting. It’s just too cold out there.

So here’s an alternative.

Bob Gallagher-3929

Set up an area indoors for closeup and macro work. Make it an area you can leave and come back to when you have time. I have mine set up with a simple lighting assembly. You could use window light if you prefer. Then pick up items in the house you like to photograph. I enjoy closeups of flowers. I drag different flowers from around the house into my office every few days. Then when I have time I do a little shooting.

A note to those who would like to photograph flowers. You are going to be photographing very close. Be very critical of any blemishes on the flowers. They will be VERY evident on your photograph. When you buy a flower from the store they often are not picture perfect. They have what pilots describe on airplanes as “hanger rash.” Those little marks that no one knows where they came from but the mark is there. To avoid these hanger rashes buy a plant with buds. When the flower emerges from the bud it is often pristine. A great way to get beautiful flowers and to teach you some patience.


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