I love Popular Photography magazine. When I find a new issue in my mailbox, I can't wait to sit down and flip through all of the inspirational pages.
This month, I found the article Bubble Wrap to be just what I needed.....you know when you feel like you've been in a rut and have not done anything creative or fun with your camera?
Anyway, the photos of bubbles by New York photographer Satoshi were so beautiful and intriguing. I loved the abstract shapes and how he turned something that is very ordinary into something extraordinary. You can see his set up and tutorial here.
So I grabbed a jar of bubbles (of course I had them on hand from my family photo shoots, who doesn't?) and decided to play, using a VERY basic set up (check it out below)....
Here's what I came up with....
I did edit the photos in Lightroom...just a little sharpening and increasing the blacks and saturation...plus a big crop. Pretty cool, eh?
All and all it was a great way to spend an hour or so in the afternoon and I was very excited about my results!
I encourage you all to go out there and play! Whether it's capturing bubbles or finding something else to shoot that is out of the norm, I know you'll have a great time and learn something new in the process.
Oh and don't forget, we'd love to see any of your images on our FB wall or a link to your photos in the comments below.