Just for fun, I dug way deep into the hard drive today. These are photos that I took for our old wine blog, Smells Like Grape. What I really want to point out that I took all of these photos with a PowerShot A70 point-and-shoot and many of those shots went up on SLG straight out of the camera…no Lightroom, no Picasa, no Photoshop…nothing. What’s the point am I really trying to drive home? It’s not the camera that makes an image. It is the photographer.
There is a story behind the photo below. Click the photo to get the back story.
Oh, by the way, I’m really not a Beaujolais fan. I should have put on my glasses before I picked up the bottle.
Ah, I remember setting up this photo. I spent all Saturday afternoon futzing with the angles and getting the reflections under control. Now mind you that I don’t have big shadow boxes, key lights, high lights, strobes or any of that cool stuff. I had a kitchen, a table cloth and a 3MP camera.
Below was a post about “Old Reliable”, my favorite cork screw. I freaked one day when I couldn’t find it. No kidding, I went absolutely NUTS! I turned the kitchen upside down. Two days later I still had my attention stuck on it. I decided that I’d apply a little known law in this universe. Call it Steve’s number one law: If it isn’t where is supposed to be, then it is somewhere it is not supposed to be. This is based on the law of the conservation of matter. At this point I was getting desperate. I went digging through the garbage the night before the garbage dude came. It was nasty. I found it. Like they say, and mind you I don’t say it, but “they” say it, “It’s always in the last place I look.” Well, if they would stop and think about it, wouldn’t it be silly to keep looking once you have found it? Just saying. Yah, I always find stuff in the last place I look because I stop looking. Duh.
Now why would I go digging through the garbage for this old cork screw? Well, click on the picture and find out.
A little bit of fun food and a nice pairing with an upstate New York Riesling. Again, shot with a PowerShot A70. Kid you not.
Oonapais 2005. Totally freaking awesome. So isn’t this shot. I used a little LED spot to highlight the bottle. Now that I know a little more about studio photography, I would call these last two low key shots.
So throw your D800s in the trash. You don’t need them. Go get an old school point-and-shoot. I’m serious. Email me, I’ll come and haul your D800 away for you. If you have a 600mm F/2 lens, throw that out too. I’ll come haul that away for you too.