Off-camera flash

Singing Bowl
I bought a Godox X1T remote to go with my TT350 flash. The X1T allows the flash to be moved off the camera & still use TTL flash metering. It’s another new thing for me to learn, but setting up…

Still Life, Singing Bowl

Singing Bowl
This singing bowl originally belonged to my dear friend LJ. After LJ died, her mother gave me the bowl as a keepsake. I used a sheet of baking paper as the backdrop and I’m pleased with the warm intimate colour…

Flash photography & Luminar

I bought a Godox TT350 flash gun, the first flash I’ve owned for about 35 years. The technology has come on significantly, making flash photography easier. Through the lens flash metering means I can bounce flash all over the place…

Macro photography

4mm nuts & bolts
This week I bought a 7artisans 60mm macro lens. I’ve never owned a macro before, so there’s a bit of learning curve to come. Here’s one of my first macro photos, some 4mm nuts & bolts illuminated by two tiny…

Getting back into photography

I haven’t owned a camera for several years; I’ve been relying on my iPhone’s camera. A few weeks ago I decided I wanted to get back into photography and last week I bought an Olympus OM-D E-M10 III with 14-42mm…

Plaster of Paris with mica pigment

Candlesticks
I’ve been experimenting colouring my plaster of Paris candlesticks with mica pigment. That’s the stuff sold for making soap, cosmetics & candles. The results are very pleasing. I’m adding 5% pigment by dry weight to the plaster before adding plaster…