Bring your camera, lights, and tripod!
We had a lot of fun when we made lightboxes a couple months ago, so I thought we'd have similar photo session. You can bring in the lightbox you made, simply take advantage of other setups, or the great animals scattered around the room at the Audubon.
I'll bring in my shells again, and probably a few things for macro photos. It would be great if everyone could bring in an interesting item to photograph, it doesn't have to be a macro item. Fruit, flowers, coins, old keys...the possibilities are endless. Does anyone still have that setup we had last year with the sunflower reflection in the glycerin drops? That was pretty cool. Let's see what else you guys can come up with!
I will also bring in a few items to be photographed as backgrounds or textures. I saw this idea when I was at the NECCC conference in July. These would be great to use as backgrounds or textures in your creative entries.
I could bring in some more 18 inch square boxes if anyone would like to make their own lightbox. Just make sure to leave a note or email me to let me know to bring some with me. I should still have some white tissue paper left, too.
If you do use a lightbox, you will need to bring in your own photo lights, flashes, or even standard desk lamps that can be placed on either side or above the box to produce the desired lighting effect. I think Ocean State Job Lot also has inexpensive clip on spotlights in the hardware dept, or at least they used to. These lights do need to be pretty bright, as we found out last time. LED lights seemed to work pretty well.