Sunday, April 15, 2012

What the heck is THAT?

Cup above taken from internet, Microsoft Free photos. My friend Ann, SnapEditScrap takes some really cool white box shots. She sent me an email showing me her homemade white box. If you don't know what a white box is, CLICK HERE   someone used a white box to get the above cup shot. I WANT one but do not want to pay for it.

Hubby came home and as the door slammed I heard him say "What the heck is that?"
 Above is what he saw. Voila! MadSnapper's White Box.

I cleaned 3 closets and 7 drawers making four piles, Trash, Goodwill, Homeless Shelter and Abused women's shelter for donation.( another story)
and found this poster board from the past (yet another story)
I placed it and  2 desk lamps, my large print Bible for a tri-pod and grabbed the camera. YIKES! see below

The kitchen was to dark, it was 7:30 AM (part of my excuse), the lamps not the right color light, the cup did NOT come out like I wanted it. SOOOO

I sat the board in front of the window and waited for the sun to come in the window.

 Yes! you can say it here. SHE always does OVERKILL and it is true.

I waited until bright sun was out, turned the make believe white box towards the door and got the below shot. could not get the shadow off so I gave up. YOU DO NOT want to SEE how many pics I took of this can.


SquirrelQueen said...

I really like the way your shot of the oil lamp turned out. I don't have a box now but I once took an old cardboard box and spray painted the inside white. I have also used poster board in white and black for backgrounds.

DawnTreader said...

Not as easy as one might think, to take a photo of a simple object. I like your play with light and shadows but you're right, I probably did not need to see more than one cappuchino can. ;)

Betty Manousos said...

i really like your shadow/light play.
the composition in those images is totally perfect.

very creative photos!

have a great remainder of your weekend!

Andrew said...

Wonderful.. If at first you don't succeed try, try again.
You took some lovely images xx

Anonymous said...

Very interesting. I enjoyed seeing the different effects!

Anonymous said...

I really love the idea of white box and you did some great shots. I like the ones with the shadows.
Can imagine the look on your hubbys face..haha!
Have a great day my friend!


Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Great advise from Ann. She always got great ideas. Lots of Golden ALOHA n Woofs, Sugar

BlueShell said...

That is amazing...Great!
I admire your perseverance!

Well done: the result is perfect! LOVE it!


Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Photography should be fun in my opinion and it looks like you are having fun.I like the lamp and the green vase pictures,especially.Nice shadows on them.

RoeH said...

Yeah my favorite is the old lamp.

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

I have thought of white boxes too. THOUGHT of.

You did amazing things, with the use of the white box you rigged up!

Mmmmm, wondering if I will ask husband to make one for me? I know he would. He'd love to do so. Hmmm, will I? Or won't I?

If I do, will I feel *obligated* to take zillions of pics, with it? Will I thus, wear out its welcome?

Oh good grief!!!!!! You may take a lot of pics. But I do toooooooo much musing!!!! -grin-

Peter: You're a good guy.
Lincoln: Yeah. I'm a good guy.

(quote from "Fringe" dialogue)

TexWisGirl said...

you are too funny! :)

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

WHEEEEEE!!!! He already has plans for one!

Using foam board! White. Lighter weight than wood. Cut-able with a knife.

WHEEEEEE!!!! Thank you for the idea! :-)

Peter: You're a good guy.
Lincoln: Yeah. I'm a good guy.

(quote from "Fringe" dialogue)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Very nice and quite creative, Sandra... I love the ones showing those good shadows on the white board.... Very nice!!!

Hope you enjoyed the train!!

Catherine said...

Very fun Sandra! I read somewhere that if you use a 'daylight bulb' in your lamp that it helps as well.
Wishing you a happy Sunday!
xo Catherine

Ginny said...

WOW, this is awesome!!! I was going to tell you to buy some poster board before I scrolled to see you already made the box, so cool! My very favorite is the hurricane lamp, it is wonderful, the reflection looks like there is water in it.

S. Etole said...

Terrific light and shadows. What fun!

Deb said...

you did a great job Sandra...I can't decide which is my favorite...they are all awesome..

Snapper II said...

Love your header.
Great post. To deep for me.

SweetMarie said...

I just read not too long about that coffee cup with the spoon in my entrepreneur magazine.
Usually for ebay I would use a white sheet or black sheet for my background. You have awesome determination Sandra! Fabulous photos! I may have to make a white box. Just love the oil lamp! Do you think Baby or Jake will get in the box?? ha ha!

Madi and Mom said...

Sandra you are a very talented photographer!! Oh my goodness you understand light which we do not and light is very important!!
Hugs Madi and Mom

Chatty Crone said...

Okay saw your Civil War header - nice.
I loved the way you kept trying. And the first picture of the green glass vase I liked too. You did a great job on the coffee too. Feel better. Sandie

Ann said...

I see you have had as much fun with yours as I have with mine. For the first one with the cup, it's easily fixed either by changing the white balance on your camera if you are using the manual setting or in photoshop by removing color cast.
I love the ones you took with natural light, they look great.
Thanks for the mention too

EG CameraGirl said...

Now you may get me going on creating a white box. OH NO!

I like how you play with your camera.

Angela said...

I think it turned out good to me! I will say this, you are dedicated to your craft! Love your header!

George said...

I really like your Civil War header. I also like your white box experiments, but now I'll have to look into making one so I can experiment.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

So clever. That's my next "to do" item ... but I don't know where I'll put it when I'm done ... I live in an old house with no closets.

Snapper II said...

Love all your white box and shadows pictures. All are beautiful! Love, Madeline

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I think it turned out pretty well- very creative!

Rose said...

Could you just tell me how many???? Actually, I should start doing some of these things since I am not getting out any.

Kathy said...

You really made a big one!