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Hot Tea sm.jpgThere’s something about movement in an image that captures my attention … what I’m thinking about in particular is a flame burning or steam coming from a hot cup of deliciousness. My favorite would be a hot cup of tea … Capturing the steam isn’t necessarily the easiest thing to do. I’ll tell you my strategy and maybe you’ll want to try it yourself.

First of all, you want to plan out your set up for the photograph. Get all of your props ready and in place. Maybe in the meantime be heating up your water. I chose a dark background for my photo … just a wooden chair in this case … so that the steam would show up better.

Take a couple of test shots to make sure everything such as the lighting, the placement of the mug in the image, the camera settings, etc, is going to come out the way you want it. When you’re ready, pour the water into the cup. Focus on the rim of the cup and start taking shots. If there isn’t enough steam coming out of the cup, move the water a bit and it will create more steam.

My camera settings for the hot tea were f/2.5, 1/125, ISO 400.

Sixteen Miles Out, Carolyn V Photography, candle burning,The other movement that I like to capture is a burning flame. This is easier to capture, because there isn’t a whole lot of thought or planning necessary. Just set up your scene and light your candle (make sure you don’t have any cloth draping to close to the flame!)

My camera settings for the burning candle were f/1.8, 1/180, ISO 100.

And there you have it … hmmm … I think I’m just going to make myself a cup of hot tea, light myself a candle, grab a book have a little soul break for myself. We all need them, don’t we!

You might want to do the same … 🙂 Enjoy your day!

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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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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.

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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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