Extreme Closeups


Extremem Closeups

I discovered a fun, new use for my SHOTBOX...photographing extreme closeups of random items. It is funny how unrecognizable an item becomes when you remove the context, the shape and the overall look and zoom way in on it! I grabbed a few things from around the house, placed them in my SHOTBOX, used the closeup mode on my phone, zoomed in, and took a few, quick snapshots. I love the different qualities that you can see in the pictures from the texture to the color variations to the sheen, things are just so interesting up close! Can you guess what the items pictured above are? Would you believe that two of those pictures are actually the same item? Take a minute, make your guesses, then scroll down to see a zoomed out version of each of the items.

I had my kids guess what they thought the items were. My daughter guessed...

1. A Beard

2. Legos

3. Oreo Ice Cream

4. A Mouth

5. A Book

6. A Rope

My son guessed...

1. Hair

2. Legos

3. Granite

4. A Fish

5. A Book

6. Carpet

Extreme Closeups Revealed

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Photo shot with SHOTBOX and my Samsung Galaxy S7 Smartphone. Photo collage created in Fireworks.

Below you can see the setup inside the box for the animal print hat. I used a neutral base and background because I did not want that to be the focus in these pictures. I wanted the items, themselves, to stand out. When I was taking the extreme closeups, the background didn't even show. The SHOTBOX was perfect for providing appropriate lighting and for allowing me to take pictures without casting a shadow onto the items that I was photographing.

Animal Print Beret Staging

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My name is Jodie and I am a wife and mother of four. I love to bake, craft, travel, exercise, hike and explore new things. I'm excited to use the SHOTBOX to highlight my creations and to show you how this simple tool can bring light and life to your passions too.

The SHOTBOX is a collapsible tabletop studio that uses high powered LEDs to create a perfectly lit “micro-studio” environment. They are now taking pre-orders to be delivered for Christmas.

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