I saw these antique toys sitting on a friend’s shelf and decided to take some macro shots to see how I would like them. The challenge was to isolate them so that each was in it’s own “scene” without having to do a lot of cropping and editing after the fact. I also wanted a shallow depth of field to catch some of the wooden shelf background, but not enough that it would be distracting and draw your eye away from each subject. The following shots are from a quick 10 minute “photo shoot” with the toys:
Well, that’s it for now. It was a good quick shoot and I liked the way they turned out. The lighting was great. Maybe I’ll try to shoot them in different light or outside sometime.
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