I've added a lovely accent to this needy lamp. I painted the shade a while back and love this edging. It has become harder and harder to find.
I hate shooting with a flash. I almost always try to avoid this because it washes out the background. I realize the bottom of this pic is a little dark and using a flash would have provided some filler light, but I just couldn't bring myself to do it. My meter said I had proper exposure, so I went with it!
I also happen to love this beaded accent. I am thinking about combining it on top of the edging on the lamp. See the glow of the candle? Using a flash would have totally wiped that out.
Our assignments in class require that we shoot in manual. I have never shot in manual before. That may shock some of yall. I mean, the thought that I want to be a photographer and don't use manual is borderline obscene! I must fix that. It's all about establishing a comfort zone. I spent some time today wondering about the house taking photos in low light using manual mode. I am getting it. I used shutter speeds as low as 1/3. I never thought I would have a clear picture with that slow of a shutter speed. Photography is so fun:}