So, last week, I posted about laminating checklists. And my pictures were horrible. Part of it was the lack of natural light at the time, part of it was me not taking enough time to really learn how to use my camera properly. But mostly, it was because I’m one of the most unsteady people on the planet.
Not quite tall enough to take a close-up of the inside of the fridge. What is the point of this 3 inch mini tripod? I really can’t figure it out.
So here is what I had to do. Teeny-weeny tripod on top of an up-side-down bin, on a cooler, on a box, on top of a chair. (And all in full view of the neighbor, she must think I’m insane.) Once again, my stellar photography skills on display for you…I took the photo into the sun and the clear bin disappeared.
I was all set up. I removed all of the groceries from the bins that were having their pictures taken. They had to go on the counter, since the cooler was in use as part of Tripod Mountain.
I opened the door, got the camera at the right angle, increased the shutter speed, turned on the macro setting, turned on the timer and hit the button. (No idea if all of that was the right thing to do, by the way, but it sounded good at the time.)
In the time it took me to do all that, the bins fogged. So I closed the door and emptied the dishwasher while I waited for the bins to de-fog. The next time, I got the camera ready before opening the door, and everything turned out much better.
The photo still needed some work, but it was much better than if I had taken it while holding the camera.
Just thought I’d share the silliness with you this Friday. Do you pile things up and do strange things too to get decent pictures or do you have proper equipment?