Here is another “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”. I was at a construction site when the foreman was about to toss out bunch of bolts and I asked if I may have them. I promised that I would recycle them when I was done. He agreed and I was off and running.
I knew that this was going to have to be at least one macro shot, and this is one example of how this shot evolved.
How I did it.
- First I place a 4 foot sweep of white paper on top of light table, which gave me the up, side, and back lighting I was looking for.
- Then I placed a panel of black foam core about 2 feet over the top of the set to create a black field for the top of the bolts.
- Then off camera left about 3 feet away I pointed a low powered red led flashlight towards the bolts to get the red effect.
- I then started to plat with f/stops and shutter speeds until I get the shoots I liked.
Camera specs: Canon 1-Ds Mark II with Canons EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro USM lens @ 100mm, 1.3 sec at f / 9, ISO 100, Aperture priority -1 EV