Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.
Friday, January 10, 2014
Colored Pencils - Frugal Still Life Photography
I'm not much of a photographer, but I thought this class would help me practice setting up some shots and (hopefully) encourage me to learn more about my camera. At this point, I'm still on auto mode, but I decided to try a still life with my cup of colored pencils and a white background. Here's what I came up with.
I have to admit that the lighting wasn't great as it was a very gray rainy day here. I don't have a soft light or any kind of special set up, so I did tweak these photos a little in Photoshop Elements. Here's a look at my set up for this shot.
I have to admit that it was FUN setting up this still life and capturing these photos, especially because this Micky Mouse cup reminds me that I'm going to Disneyland next week! [big grin] I'm looking forward to seeing what other inspiration Cheryl has for us as the class progresses! This isFUN !
I'd love to know which of these three photos you think is the best! Please tell me in the comments.