I decided instead of recapping my favorite tablescapes I would show you a few things I have learned about photographing tables for Tablescape Thursday. This was the table that I started to notice when people commented on the photography. The key to this was the natural light. No overhead light and no flash, shot taken by the window. The day was probably cloudy too, bright sunshine isn't as good for photos.
The evening I took this photo it was sunny, but the sun was setting. This was with a tabletop tripod. I use a tripod a lot to prevent blurry images.
In this shot I used a tripod and the image is interesting because of the perspective (images in the foreground being larger and background smaller, defines the space even though the image is flat).
Playing with the lighting has become one of my favorite things to try. This vase of flowers is almost washed out by the strong light coming in the window behind them, but it gives a nice effect.
The wonderful blue hour of twilight makes for some dramatic images in your photos.
I even noticed that if you take a picture at the blue hour of something white it will reflect the blue twilight sky.
Playing with light again by catching the rays of sunshine as the sun goes down.
Focusing through a bird cage on the candle makes for an interesting photograph.
Here I captured a spider on a Halloween tablescape and got a bokeh effect ( the way the lens blurs an out of focus point of light).
I am by no means a photographer, but I continue to challenge myself and try new things so I can get better at it. I am very appreciative of a blog with nice photography. I am trying to get my blog to that level with more of the photos, so this is just some of the things I have learned this year.
I will link to Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch, go and visit for many more beautiful blogs sharing their wonderful tables.