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FLOWERS 5-14-2014 006This week all I have really gotten to experiment with is my extension tubes, I know everyone is getting tired of seeing flowers. I have learned that a 14.99 bouquet of flowers can yield hundreds of images shot from ever imaginable angle you can think of, and how to use natural window light which changes from minute to minute to make photographs ever changing.

I have worked my places in my lifetime and all of them with the exception of my factory job of nearly 20 years, I did some sort of merchandising. from large window displays, to small table top displays. Now with the photography it seems that making and staging things for photography I get to use those skills again.

FLOWERS 5-14-2014 007It is amazing what you can find in a junk shop, for next to nothing that would look good in a photograph, or the Dollar Tree Store can yield a treasure trove of treasures for as little as 5.00 to 10.00. Even items found in the trash, like they say, “One Man’s Trash, is Another Man’s Treasure” Just like in photography, you should always carry your camera with you, as you never know when a scene will pop up in front of you! It is the same when looking for display materials.

FLOWERS 5-14-2014 008Examples can be broken class or pottery, wood, rusty hinges, nails and latches, even old bottle caps, marbles stones, old dented tea pots, you name it the skies the limit on things that can be creatively arranged. In other words I won’t always have flowers in my blog posts. Now that I have time to focus on my art work and photography I can finally broaden my photography as well as my basket weaving. Finally have some stress relieving fun in life.

*All of the pictures can be enlarged by clicking on them and will open in a new window.

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