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Friday, September 9, 2011

Apple Mystery Solved

I was impressed that I got a lot of emails on the Apple shot for this week's Project 52. So, how'd I really get this Apple shot. It was easy.
First up, many of you know that my main floor is going through a massive remodel while I'm living on it. {uncool} My studio is on the main floor and honestly, its a mess and the whole main floor is covered in a white cloud of dust at all times. So, I did this week's shoot in the kitchen, instead of the studio.

Here's the shot Straight Out Of the Camera:

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Olympus E-5 {I love all things Olympus}
Lens 12-60mm 1:2.8-4
8 point Star Filter {I swear I have this on my lens all the time}
FL-36R Speed Light
2pm Window Light
Kitchen Sink

Please do try this at home. My shot:
ISO 200
Focal Length 60MM

Photoshop CS4
Nik DFine 2.0
Nik Viveza 2.0 - bumped the bright, saturation & structure
{I love EVERYTHING NIK Software has to offer}
MCP Mini Fusion

36/52 Thirst for Knowledge

A runner up: {I really liked the stem}
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Lastly, here's a pull out of my secret weapon...Yes, the kitchen wand. Use it wisely.
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Now, raise that shutter speed and have some fun with your kitchen wand.
The kitchen sink, it's not just for dirty dishes.

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Daphne Ellenburg is a budding photography business owner in Southern Alabama with a supportive family and a new fancy-pants in home studio. She loves college football, big handbags, lip gloss and all things Olympus. Daphne also enjoys writing about her Photo-Adventures and her very entertaining family. Catch up with her at Ellenburg Photography {Website} {Facebook} {EP Blog}{Daphne's Blog}{Join EP Project 52}

Ellenburg Photography's award winning photographer, Daphne Ellenburg, specializes in Wedding Photography and Family Portraiture. We are located just north of Mobile Alabama. We proudly serve all of Alabama, and Gulfcoast Florida, Mississippi and Louisiana. (251) 656-7601

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