This week's theme in the Big Photo Challenge is "small"
Whimsical Creations make me some embellishments to go in the kit. I was super-pleased with them and decided that I really, really needed to post a teaser on my design blog. So, that's what I'm going to use this image for.
I learned a couple of new things doing this, one being that some cheap white card makes, not only a great background, but it can also be used as a reflector too. I had strong shadows and used a second piece of card to reduce them to something more like what I wanted. I also learned that by composing the shot so that the "subject" is off centre, I can add some text and turn the image into something more magazine-style.
I know this kind of editing isn't for everyone, but for me, photography is also about being functional and useful, whilst trying to push the boundaries a little...oh and having a little fun too. I am loving playing about with macros by the way. I'm so glad I chose to constrain myself in this way :)