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Dear Tripod -

I'm sorry you were stored under the bed.



It wasn't personal.



I just couldn't handle you.



All those dials and levers.



I figured you out.



I don't always do things the conventional way.



More like the hard way.



Now, together with my camera and wireless remote control, you complete me.



Well, maybe not me, but my pics.



I promise not to do the tango with you anymore. That's just weird.

xo, Cindy

PS I photographed some of our vintage items on blackboard fabric. I started with pure white objects added some silver & pink along the way and ultimately ended up with pure black. It was a good learning experience. See all 74 of them here.

Next up, photo-styling with multiple objects beginning with white on white. I think finding a nice white that isn't too gray or too yellow will make me feel like Goldilocks and give me fits. We'll see. For now, I'm going outside to play!

37 comments:

Cicada Studio said...

I need to get reacquainted with my dear old friend. Mr. Automatic setting has created a bit of a lazy streak in me, and the shallowness of my photos shows it. Off to dig out the tripod!!!

aimee said...

your photos are pure magic!

Lizzy said...

What lovely photos!

please sir said...

These are AMAZING! My favs are the purse and bingo shots - genius. Bring out the tripod all the time!

Julia said...

You are going to be ultimate source when it comes to taking photos indoors, darling!

Suzanne : : S.HOPtalk said...

Oh my gosh...thank you for the laugh......"won't tango with you anymore..." you're so funny. I was going to ask you about the tripod, but wow, a wireless remote? You're big time. The shots are gorgeous. Can't wait to see your next series.

cindy : quaint said...

thanks ladies! suzanne, i learned about the wireless remote from martha at uniform studio. it was only $10, and although not essential, it makes things go faster as i can review through the lcd screen and adjust the items. it's also best not to really touch the camera, which i learned from alicia at posie gets cozy.

Vana said...

Cindy- your pictures are gorgeous! I am so glad you decided to share with us what you've learned. I too am playing with my camera's setting these days...getting to know more each day.

Krissy said...

These are so wonderful! Thanks for sharing your amazing talent with us dear.

SimplyGrove said...

Nice images!!!!! You are amazing:)

DESIGN DIG said...

Those look great!! Love your letter to your tripod! It made me smile!

Grace@PoeticHome said...

Cindy, I am laughing out loud as I read your relationship letter. I have the same sentiments about my tripod, although mine is still stored on the top shelf of my closet. You inspire me to take it out and go steady, put intended ;)

Mrs.French said...

Yay! I can't believe I am going to admit this...I do not have a tripod or a remote...just so sad. Now let's talk about these! Wow! they are so beautiful...I can't believe how fast you have put all of this together and created something so lovely and professional...I want to be you when I grow up. xo t

Elizabeth said...

Great shots Cindy! Remind me what camera you are using. I'm trying to decide on one, the one I have now is not great and frustrating me a lot. Are you using a macro lens or just the macro setting?

Dallas Shaw said...

just got my new camera, and my shots just aren't that stunning yet!

dallas
http://dillydallas.blogspot.com

cindy : quaint said...

holy smokes, thanks ladies! i lied, i'm working on yellow next. i couldn't help it.

mrs. french - we'll trade places someday - i'd love to be you!

elizabeth - i have a nikon d60 and really like it. the camera is light, smallish and fairly intuitive to figure out. i don't have a macro lense and after using the automatic settings to start out, i recently learned about shooting in aperture mode. it makes a big difference as does the tripod. really.

i.d. said...

How fun! I love the pic of the clutch. x

Michelle Brunner said...

Wow! I just love these photographs! You make everything look so lovely!

blue moss said...

beautiful....

hmstrjam said...

button bingo! great images!

Jessie Cacciola said...

Ooo, love the pearls! :)

dolcechic said...

I'm glad you brought out the tripod, these are gorgeous!

Lauren K said...

Love these, just love them!

Kelly C. said...

these are perfect! i'm so happy you and your tripod became such close friends! (i neeeeeeed to get one myself.)
*)

Pascale said...

Nice pictures! My brother gave me his old tripod. It's sturdy but heavy, so not the kind of thing to take out on an outdoor photo shoot. But here at home it's been heavily used for the last couple of days. I actually took it out after reading your white background post...

a print a day said...

holy cow! this is a beautiful set miss cindy!

julie king said...

your conversation with your tripod made me smile!! and your photos are great -- all the close-up detail and just-perfect lighting. i'm really enjoying your photography journal.

The Lil Bee said...

I think my heart skipped a beat, Cindy. These are so lovely! I heart that little doggie and those colorful buttons on the BINGO card. Very happy to hear you two have reconciled ;)

thehomebound said...

I love these! I am feeling very inspired now, thank you for sharing.

Melissa de la Fuente said...

These are absolutely gorgeous hun! I love them all but, that little doggie really gets me, right here------->(points at heart) :)
xo
Melis

Bonbon Oiseau said...

beautiful cindy! you're taking such great photos--thank you tripod!

mary said...

Ohmygosh. These photos are absolutely amazing!

Claire, said...

Beautiful!!

Marie-Louise said...

Oh, your blog is so beautiful!

cindy : quaint said...

thank you so much, ladies!

jess gonacha said...

these look beautiful!! my favorite is the pink buttons. oh my, i could look at those everyday! and the bingo card is ultra creative. ;)

Tartelette said...

I'd be lost without my tripod!!

I have loved your flickr set so much!