Sunday, April 26, 2009

A Poor Man's Makeshift Studio


Yes, I am poor. I don't have a fancy studio which I still dream of having one someday. I only own a lousy, obsolete model, point and shoot digital camera. I do own a manual Nikon camera which I still love...but in this day and age, we need to work fast. And digital is the answer! ...plus it'll save us more money since there is no need to buy film and have it processed. I wanted to buy a new Nikon digital camera, and I am drooling over D90. But school will open again in a few months and I have to pay for my son's tuition fee. (I'm not just poor, but also a single mom trying to make ends meet! :p)

So here is my setup:

- colored vellum sheet to use as a background
- desk lamp
- white tissue (japanese) paper to diffuse the light from the desk lamp
- styrofoam board to bounce some light
- sturdy table
- a wall (...ehehe) to stick the vellum onto
- scotch tape (...ehehe) to stick the vellum on the wall
- metal ruler to use as a weight on the vellum, because it keeps on curling! LOL!
- and a digital camera :)

...I'm pretty amazed with the ouput! It's not that bad at all! =D (click on the images to enlarge!)

5 comments:

Aj said...

OMG!
that is some good clicking... i mean m not into photography but id like to be one day..
i am surprised that manual cameras give that clear pics...
i have a sony DSC-T77 i love it..

nice clicking...

Aj...

marie christine said...

Poor... maybe but rich in talent !
I'm always thrilled with your fabulous artistic sense ! I can see it in all you do.
Your cupcakes are awesome and if someone doesn't know them, please buy some !
Congrats, the photo you made of the cupcake is really beautiful. It is much more difficult to make pics inside than outside. The lighting and the colors are perfect, also the way you show the cupcake. And guess what ? I really like this cupcake !!!
Your addicted french customer !

Betty said...

love it!!! Paging sir Taddy!! trabaho para kay J. Manzano!

jarS said...

To Betty:

Ahaha! Tinawagan na ko...kaso kinansela kasi di ako marunong mag-digitize...e sunday yun wala ko kasama. Marunong naman ako magdigitize, patching lang ng mga bulabulateng cables ang di ko alam. So, goodbye moolah! Ahehe!

Betty said...

sayang naman ang patching stint