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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