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how I made this photo

A little tutorial is always kind of interesting … don’t you think? On this photo, I used a couple of different techniques and came up with this diffused light sort of look. I posted it on Instagram a few days ago and people seem to like it. So, read on for a few details you might want to try out._MG_2641-1

My set is pretty basic. I have a counter height table in my little studio space that comes just to the bottom of the window. I have a piece of white foam core board sitting on top to give the blank white canvas that I like. I also have a piece of the board behind my subject and on the left of this photo.

There’s a piece of a sheer curtain hanging from the wall which I use often to give a little softness to my scene.

To get the hazy look on the right of the lavender I held the light bulb pictured above right in front of my lens.

The light was a bit bright coming in the window, so I stood a painters canvas board up and got this great diffused light, with a bit of the window frame still showing through.

And of course, the lights are just your basic white strand of lights. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!

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p.s. if you were more interested in the lightbulb picture, that just sort of happened. I took the lightbulb back to my studio to photograph it on a plain white backdrop and saw the gorgeous light coming in through the window and so as you might have guessed, I just held it up and took a shot! 🙂

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I am so thrilled

I am so thrilled to have worked with Carolyn to find perfect local pictures to have hang on the walls...

Angela McKee

General Manager Best Western Plus Black Oak

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2018-08-15T05:08:35-07:00

Angela McKee

General Manager Best Western Plus Black Oak

I am so thrilled to have worked with Carolyn to find perfect local pictures to have hang on the walls of our newly remodeled King Spa Suite.

She has a gift …

Carolyn has such a beautiful style, simple yet elegant. She has a gift for arranging items and capturing just the...

Rhadonda Sedgwick

Food Photographer

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2019-09-26T18:13:48-07:00

Rhadonda Sedgwick

Food Photographer

Carolyn has such a beautiful style, simple yet elegant. She has a gift for arranging items and capturing just the right light! She is a sweet and talented soul and her still life photography and work speaks for itself!! Gorgeous!

She has become an amazing teacher of photography

Carolyn has a keen eye for how to compose still life set-ups, using lighting to enhance the scene she is...

Debra Miller Still Life Photographer

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2019-09-28T11:07:32-07:00

Debra Miller Still Life Photographer

Carolyn has a keen eye for how to compose still life set-ups, using lighting to enhance the scene she is displaying.

Her eye for beauty is exceptional!

Carolyn's work is so pleasing! Her eye for beauty in nature as well as in still life is exceptional!
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2019-09-28T11:15:27-07:00
Carolyn's work is so pleasing! Her eye for beauty in nature as well as in still life is exceptional!

She is extraordinarily talented and has a beautiful heart as well.

Her ability to create elegant, serene imagery by marrying both feminine and rustic elements is truly a gift.

Sandi Sutton, Editor The Joyful Life Magazine

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2019-09-29T18:09:06-07:00

Sandi Sutton, Editor The Joyful Life Magazine

Her ability to create elegant, serene imagery by marrying both feminine and rustic elements is truly a gift.
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