One of the lessons that I learned from last year’s One Photo a Week Project is that good photos are lurking all around us all the time.
Friday night I was making paper lanterns for my daughter’s birthday party and just stacking them as they were finished when I realized that they might make a good still life. The first shot was horrid just using ambient light. I still thought there was a shot to be had so I went and got a strobe and made a snoot with aluminum foil, so I could shoot a shaft of light down each lantern. The camera was set at 10 sec @f8 and took about 7 flashes at 1/64 to paint in the image. The post was a a bit complicated but if any one is interested let me know and I’ll post it.