I love playing in the basement with the studio lights. Every now and then, I find something that the creative juices tell me to shoot down there. Most of the time, it is flowers or a small item around the house. It keeps me busy and motivated when the weather isn’t great outside.
I was out cutting the grass one day, and I saw these bright yellow flowers as I was finishing up the backyard. I thought to myself that they would make for great pictures. So, when I was done cutting the grass, I went back and grabbed them. I took them into the basement and got to work. I have a 5’x7′ reversible background down there. One side is lime green (green screen) and the other side is a dark blue. It makes for a great contrast against the yellow of these flowers.
So, I took the pictures using my DynaTran softboxes that I got a few years ago from Amvona. They are great for studio shots. For a few of the shots, I used a piece of black cloth we picked up at a craft store for a black background. Here’s what I cam up with. What do you think?