Thursday, November 20, 2008

Meet Cubby !

The weather was more suitable for Cubby's photo shoot today, so here he is in all his furriness. I think he is a very playful cub ,and I am happy with his open mouth. They can be a challenge, especially on an 8' bear !

He will be on EBAY for 5 days , beginning at 6:30 Atlantic Time tonight until Tuesday.

People often ask how I do my photos , so I thought I would share my "elaborate" set-up LOL. It is very simple really , provided the weather co-operates. I find a spot on my deck out of direct sunlight . I use poster/bristol board for a seamless backdrop, and sit at a chair with my camera on a tripod (sometimes). My hand is getting steadier so sometimes I am lazy about the tripod and just kneel on the ground.

I usually take many , many photos and often have to do a second shoot. Days like today my fingers were frozen after sitting outside for almost an hour. I'm sure my neighours must think I am crazy "playing" with teddy bears LOL.

My camera is an Olympus SP-550UZ. for the price I am really pleased with the images I can capture. Someday, I would love to own a DSLR camera though :)


Joanna Mallory said...

Cubby is very cute! (The bee is kinda scary.)

Thanks for the "behind the scenes" look at the photo shoot. I'd wondered how it was done.

Boot Button Bears said...

I loved seeing your photo shoot Tammy and the snow looks absolutely gorgeous. I bet it is probably a menace to live with sometimes though. I have never seen snow. Perhaps one day.....


Patty B. said...

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr! but natural sunlight makes great pictures. And Cubby is a-dorable!