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
3. Oreo Ice Cream
4. A Mouth
5. A Book
6. A Rope
My son guessed...
4. A Fish
5. A Book
Go to shotbox.me to learn more about the SHOTBOX.
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.