52 Week Challenge

52 Weeks of Susan's Life

Week 10- #44 Still Life


Continuing with my new love of focus stacking, I gathered up some items from around the house and put together a still life to give this technique another try.  One of the challenges is to get the lighting right.  I normally like to use available light but this arrangement called for some lighting techniques. After experimenting with flashes and LED lights I finally decided to use my large constant lights and I was pleased with the effect.Purple Flowers, Pearls, Candle, Purple Paisley, Still Life


Author: susanbeausang

What inspires a photographer?  My journey began taking product photos for my business.  I had a company that provided fashionable headscarves to women and girls with medical hair loss. Photos needed to be updated constantly and the expense of a photographer led me to my first camera about 5 years ago.  I’ve since sold the company but my love for photography has continued to grow.   I’m constantly looking for new places, people, food, new colors – just about anything and everything appeals to me through my lens.   Suddenly light shapes, colors, textures, people, buildings, trees, flowers…. everything around me looks different when I start to see the world as a photographer. For me, an image captures more emotion than your native eye or a written word.  Lingering on images that I have taken and reliving the scene, person or thing is like reading my favorite story over and over again only with the benefit of a visual companion.  I love to study the light and the composition and see how I can tell the story through the lens.  Everyday objects can be exciting when I think of them as capturing a moment in time. Once I started to notice details I realized there was beauty all around me.   My photography allows me to share my perspective with others; it allows me to tell my story and for that I am grateful.  As the lens opens to capture an image, so do my eyes. Susan M. Beausang- susan@smbphotos.com - www.smbphotos.com 8049 Tybee Court, University Park, FL 34201 215-421-9668

8 thoughts on “Week 10- #44 Still Life

  1. Stunning Susan, good one for The Color Purple too!


  2. Beautiful – you have totally mastered the focus stacking!


  3. This just goes to say that dedication pays off. It turned out great!

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  4. Looks good……you figured it out.


  5. It really makes it zing! Must have a go. Well done with the lighting too.


  6. Very nice. The lighting is just right.


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