Week 47: Black

I had planned on using the light box this week.  It’s been weeks since I have busted it and my matching lamps out to set up any kind of shot, so it was on the to do list for this week.  What to put in it?  Hadn’t a clue.  But I knew it would be black.

Here is my black:

Week 47: Black

After scrounging around the house for something that was “black” but still “interesting,” I settled on tubes of lipstick.  This isn’t the first time I’ve set up beauty products in the light box.  And it probably won’t be the last.  But I can say it’s not my favorite.

There’s a lot going on.  Reflections on the black plastic, glare off the metal – all of this light makes it feel softer than it really was.  That could also be blamed on all the fuzz that’s hanging out.  I never even thought to wipe down the lip stick tubes.  Until this very second.  Boom.

I’ll be making my way to the Flickr group and you should join me.  Because the Challengers are awesomo people who take awesomo photos.  Trust me.  We’re moving onto Week 48 and… the new subject is less than stellar but still on the list.  We’ll be photographing SADNESS this week.  I’m sure there will be some serious photographs but I think a few clever ones will slip their way in as well.  Good luck to you!

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November 23, 2011 - 9:13 am

Susan - Re: the fuzz – this ALWAYS happens to me when I’m taking product shots for the shop. I don’t see it until hours later, when the light is gone and the products are packed away. It happens. And in this case, I don’t really see it (I thought it was reflections unti lyou mentioned it!).

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