Lately I’ve been lovin’ bottles. I seek them out in boutiques. I search for them in flea markets. I hunt for them in the little dump in a hidden location at the forest preserve down the street from my house. I can’t get enough! My hope is to alter enough of them in a pretty enough style to sell them. I keep practicing, finding ideas wherever I can. At the same time, I’m practicing photography skills. So this post is a combination of the two.
The latest creations. These bottles are just a few inches high and are covered with script tissue paper.
My camera is a Nikon D3000 and for this photo, I used a 35mm lens.
Aperture was set to f/1.8. Shutter speed was 1/50 sec, and ISO was set to 200.
Close-up shot shows the script tissue paper is not laid smooth on the bottle.
I used Mod Podge (what else?) to adhere it and purposely created wrinkles.
This photo used the same aperture and ISO setting, but I changed the shutter speed to 1/25.
I wanted this photo to be soft, so kept the contrast lower when editing using Photoscape.
The bottle in the background was found at my secret little dump site.
I like the shape and don’t plan to alter it. Some things are better left untouched.
Here, I changed the focal point on the camera to center on the back bottle.
These bottles reside on an old barn board shelf.
And yes, the barn board was also unearthed from the secret little dump.
The metal piece on this bottle is actually a button from a friend.
She brought over a whole bottle full of buttons for me to use in my crafts.
I used a wash of white paint and water on this bottle, and dabbed most of the paint off with a paper towel.
Finally, I applied the script tissue paper with Mod Podge. I used tissue rolled around a wire to wrap the top.
Still using an aperture setting of f/1.8 … focus the camera on the first bottle.
Focus on the second bottle.
And focus on the third bottle.
I continue to practice using my camera. Will I ever feel comfortable with it?
I hope so. I think so. I couldn’t even focus the camera when I first got it!
So much to learn … but it’s fun!