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Objects Fetish

Published March 23rd, 2012

As someone who is just learning how to take photographs I thought it would be a good idea to practice taking close up pictures of things. Doing this made me see simple everyday objects, which I use all the time, in a totally new light. (Literally!)

I hope that this collection helps show share some quality images with the rest of the web.

As always, if you have ANY feedback (positive or negative) please, please, please, send it my way!

Learning Photography 001

I recently bought my first Digital SLR, and I thought it would be cool to take a picture of my learning process.

This is a picture of some very basic notes that I took in my Moleskine notebook.

I processed the image in Adobe Lr4.

  • March 23rd, 2012
  • Canon EOS REBEL T1i
  • 28mm / f/5 / 1/50 sec

Purple marks the Spot

Another close up shot of my Moleskine. This time I wanted to focus on the built in purple bookmark.

  • March 23rd, 2012
  • Canon EOS rebel T1i
  • 55mm / f/5.6 / 1/60 sec

Gung Fu Cha

I've been making tea Gung Fu (or "kung fu" as most Americans tend to say) for almost two years now. This picture shows a set up that I use to make tea almost every day.

Many people ask me why I make tea this way, and why I make it this way so frequently.

The short answer to that question is that making tea this way helps to slow down my thoughts, and it really helps me relax.

Making tea is much the same as photography. The more you do it the more you learn, and the better you get at it.

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Joe Weakland  almost 6 years ago

Objects are great subjects. They hardly ever move. :)
I really like that first picture of your notebook. Very cool focusing and excellent lighting! Keep it up!

Neil Gorman  almost 6 years ago

Thanks for the kind words Joe. I'm planning on getting a prime lens soon, and I'm hoping it will help me take my photography to the next level.