My goal for this first experiment was to accomplish a couple of macro photographs. In making this decision, I chose to shoot the filament of a light bulb under low power. I encountered some limitations along the way, but was rather pleased with the outcome overall.
My first stop was the hardware store to pick up the supplies that I would need to make this shoot happen. I knew that in order to accomplish my goal, I would need to set up something low-profile. A regular lamp just wouldn’t do, it would sit too high on the counter that I am using, I would need to build my own lamp. All in all, the items I needed cost around $90. I could have saved about $30 if I already had the wire cutters and electrical tape. Cost was one of the few limitations when completing this project. Not every project is going to be cheap though. After all, building the props you need are only half the fun of the shoot.
When it came to the lens, I decided to keep things simple and used a standard 18-55mm kit lens that came with an old Canon T5i.
When all is said and done, this really wasn’t a very hard project to complete. It required very little effort and time. I did have to spend a little cash to complete the project thought; but, in the end, I came out with some custom images that I didn’t have to pay for. I didn’t actually get to take very many pictures this time around, but I did I get three images that I do enjoy. I will put those at the bottom of this article. If you could have done this project, what would you have done differently? Please leave a comment below.