Saturday, November 17, 2012

Inside Beads Beaded Bead

 ISO 200 f/11 1/50th of a second  90mm Macro Lens: Studio Lighting conditions

Last night I posted a photograph of this beaded bead 
which was created by my wife Nancy. That photograph 
was taken with the same lens and nearly the same 
settings as these are, with one major difference.  This
series is lit primarily from inside of the bead, with a single 
umbrella outside. The designer of the bead, Florence Turnour, 
left a comment on my previous post; 

"Those photos are beautiful. One thing I love about this bead 
design is how hollow it is.  Any idea how to capture 
that in a photograph?  Just some food for thought."     

I did start thinking about it and this is what I came up 
with. I fashioned a "snoot" out of black photo background 
paper, which  allowed me to concentrate the light under 
the bead, and then added a single umbrella on 
the outside, bracketing the exposure I came up with 
these results


  1. Fantastic! I love the first picture. It features both the roundness and the hollow center of the bead beautifully. Thank you for sharing your work, and Nancy's beautiful bead.

  2. Sherwood, you and your wife are both artistic geniuses! What a pair. These photos are spectacular!

  3. Thank you both very much, I'm glad that you like the photographs on the blog