Photographs by Frank

26 April 2017

Seashells

Filed under: Wildlife — Frank @ 5:00 PM

I brought home (from our recent trip south) a handful of small shells (none larger than a half dollar) from some warm sunny beach on the Florida panhandle. This morning here in NH, with the weather cool and wet, I spent a bit of time in my basement “studio” making photographs of these shells.

Warning… photographer talk ahead!

The shells were photographed on a black background with a single light source at camera right. I used a reflector to control the shadows. The general “room lights” were turned off. The “in camera” background (which is never quite dark enough and often shows dust and other crud)  was replaced by masking the shells in Photoshop and adding a background layer of uniform black.

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Shell #1
Shell #1
Shell #2
Shell #2
Shell #3
Shell #3
Shells #4
Shells #4
Shells #5
Shells #5

 

1 Comment

  1. Once again, your expertise has crossed into another genre. Personally, I’d like to see more even lighting – especially on the first three. The drop-off on the left can be resolved.

    My daughter is an expert in finding sea glass. she has about eighteen mason jars filled with her findings!

    Comment by Joe Kennedy — 29 April 2017 @ 1:51 PM

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