Project creep gets me every time.
1) I broke a pot that had a succulent in it.
2) I went to the nursery to replace the pot.
3) I ended up buying 12 more succulents (I mean seriously, how do you decide on just one, when they’re all so unique!)
4) I decided that they were so beautiful that I had to photograph them before I planted them.
5) So I did.
See what I did there? I took a 30 minute project and turned it into an all day event. But it was worth it. Ha!
I used my Canon 5Ds with a 45mm tilt-shift lens with a closeup filter on it. Because I wanted a very shallow depth of filed, I shot tethered, directly into Lightroom CC in order to quickly check focus. It was fun to use my tripod/lights etc. and shoot in the studio – well, ok, in the enclosed porch, I don’t have a studio — we do what we can with what we have, right?
If you want to know how to add a texture like this, here is a free video (Adding a texture to a photo) from Photoshop CC 2017 Essential Training: Photography on Lynda.com.
I hope to do more with the individual photos at some point, but with all of my other project creep, well, I don’t know when that might happen. : )