Saturday, March 27, 2010

The Incredible, Edible...

...and extremely photographic egg! I am participating in an online photography course that's being offered by my friend Camilla and her friend, Carolyn. Both of these ladies are wonderful photographers and I'm excited to have their guidance for these next few weeks.

Our first assignment was, as you can imagine, photographing eggs. The lesson was focusing on exposure and white balance...and I've determined that I need to photograph a lot more eggs!

We were to photograph the eggs on both white and black backgrounds to work on getting whites to look white and blacks to look black. Truthfully, I feel I didn't do quite that bad but I'll be anxious to see what C & C say because I'll be the first to admit that I don't know what I'm looking for.

Then we were encouraged to get creative. I honestly didn't have a whole lot of time and the baby was super interested in my egg. I snapped a few extras but then quit before I had egg all over my rug!

I hope you're having an egg-cellent weekend!!!


gonzomama March 27, 2010 at 3:00 PM  

i love the way your photos are so light filled. almost airy feeling. using the linen as your background was creative and beautiful. i think your exposure looks spot on.

Stephanie March 27, 2010 at 3:05 PM  

Oh goodness. How you make an egg look so stunning! I love all of these. I like the way the light just barely creeps over the top of that one egg almost completely shadowed and the linens and bowls are so pretty! Well done!

Clare B March 27, 2010 at 3:09 PM  

I love the smoothness of the eggs in all your photos. They look incredibly pure and delicate sitting on your white background. The light is also wonderful - I think you've got the black/white/grey thing pretty much sorted. Beautiful photos.

Johnna Riddell March 27, 2010 at 3:09 PM  

these are awesome!!

I love the ones on white. It amazes me. The delineation on the white is perfect... I have so much trouble with white on white and this is STELLAR!!

I especially loved the 7th and the last one... they are so fresh and airy. Gorgeous!!

Hartwood Roses March 27, 2010 at 3:14 PM  

Your last photo is my favorite! I can see that I'll be spending more time with your lovely blog.

Camilla~ Bloom March 27, 2010 at 3:21 PM  

#1 & 4 are really well executed. The exposure is perfect Maegan. I also like your compostion, it's clean and simple. Very nice touch with the lovely blue plate makes the eggs pop.You also captured some lovely natural light.
Gorgeous work miss M!

Jane March 27, 2010 at 3:27 PM  

Love your beautiful photos. They look so soft and pure.

janine March 27, 2010 at 4:23 PM  

Wow, where do you even get eggs that white?! I think you've done a great job with such a random subject. But I have to confess I really like the ones with the blue plate - so very you, I think :)

Patricia March 27, 2010 at 4:34 PM  

Beautiful soft light and white eggs!
I love them on the blue plate :)

Nice to meet you!

echolage March 27, 2010 at 4:47 PM  

The eggs on the plate are great (yes I just rhymed) I love the stacks and white mixing with the color.

Neuroknitter March 27, 2010 at 4:58 PM  

I think your exposure is spot on, and your composition is fantastic! I really like the white egg, aqua plate, and white linen layers. Fabulous!

lucy March 27, 2010 at 5:02 PM  

all so lovely -- light and air filled. i particularly like #4 for it's very narrow focus with the rest in a sunny blur. makes me think of a long lovely afternoon. beautiful work.

Paul Barden March 27, 2010 at 5:12 PM  

Love the shots that utilize the shallow DOF. Very beautiful color.

B├írbara March 27, 2010 at 5:30 PM  

So delicate ! I love your photos!

maccandace March 27, 2010 at 5:43 PM  

Your lighting is extraordinary. I love the eggs on that pale blue plate on the linen cloth. Those are timeless photos. It looks to me as though your exposure is perfect. Lovely shots!

Christina March 27, 2010 at 5:58 PM  

these are just gorgeous! amazing light.
: )

life in yonder March 27, 2010 at 6:01 PM  

I love the airy feeling of your phpotos. Especially of the ones with the eggs on the aqua plate. Beautiful!

Erin Wallace March 27, 2010 at 6:40 PM  

These areso nice! I love the third one, and the two last ones. The soft blues are so nice, and the light in your photographs is just perfect.

Nancy March 27, 2010 at 7:02 PM  

I like #7 the best. Not sure why. It seems to reflect light and delicacy.

PhotoPuddle March 27, 2010 at 7:16 PM  

These eggs are just perfect. Great photos.

Kathleen March 27, 2010 at 7:16 PM  


Susan {Florali} March 27, 2010 at 8:06 PM  

I really like the ones where you get right in the eggs face - so personal. We share a love of aqua.

Kim Klassen March 27, 2010 at 10:22 PM  

sooo flippin fabulous!! so soft and lovely!!

just too much goodness....

i wanna do more with the eggs!! if only i started earlier. :)

lovely work, my friend! xxo, kim

t does wool March 27, 2010 at 10:26 PM  

great job the last one...that green plate really sets it off.{I am late with know...the last kid out of the classroom;)}

Earth Mama March 28, 2010 at 12:37 AM  

What a beautiful and delicate touch the table runner make to the display of eggs, especailly mixed with the pretty blue plate. I especially love the pic of the egg on the glossy black surface where the egg looks very glossy and shiny too...light reflecting.


Yvonne March 28, 2010 at 1:18 AM  

Gorgeous! So light! I love the 4th photo where there is a lot of blur - I should definitely practise more - be more daring! - when it comes to take things out of focus... You did it beautifully! Also love the egg on the black suitcase, the orange stitching is a great contrast!

Jane March 28, 2010 at 6:17 AM  

Loved the way you used the natural light. and against the linen, oh my! and then in the the robin's egg blue dish...stunning.

Linda March 28, 2010 at 6:33 AM  

They are beautiful images, I like the colours.

heather March 28, 2010 at 11:15 AM  

i like the fourth one from the top the best!! the egg looks so soft and slightly out of focus and it just a certain feeling to it that is lovely.

all your colors, though are so sweet are pro!

Carolyn Parker March 28, 2010 at 1:24 PM  

Very nice Maegen, I particularly like shots 4,5 & 6.

simplyussix March 28, 2010 at 6:00 PM  

I love the eggs on the doily. So pretty. Love them!