Learning Product Photography – Cup

I have been learning a lot about speedlights and product photography. I finally bought a big piece of white paper for the background and got these two shots one at 50mm and the other above 100mm. I am still looking for my favorite photography genre and I may be getting close! I know that I need to work on focus, eliminating extra light from the environment, correct flash settings, and so much more. But I really do like these cup pictures as a first try.

Willow Oak Flower & Herb Farm, Severn, MD

I discovered a part of paradise in the form of Willow Oak Flower & Herb Farm. This 40 acre farm has flowers, vegetables, animals, a pond and gazebo, and so much more. They host many events, parties, and workshops. Take a day to visit and explore, you won’t be disappointed. It was extremely hot on the day I visited so I wasn’t able to take many pictures, but a few are below.

Willow Oak Flower & Herb Farm
Address: 8109 Telegraph Rd, Severn, MD 21144
Phone: (410) 551-2237

Captured: July 30, 2017

HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, Main Street, Ellicott City, Maryland

During my Ellicott City visit, I visited HorseSpirit Arts Gallery. The owner, Robin Holliday allowed me to take pictures. Please stop by  if you get a chance. The pieces are accessible and beautiful. Robin created the glass bead hanging pictured.

Captured June 19, 2017

HorseSpirt Arts Gallery
8090 Main Street
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Twitter: @HorseSpiritArts


Frank’s Produce and Greenhouse, Columbia, MD

I was generously allowed to take photos at Frank’s Produce and Greenhouse in Columbia, MD.  I tried a little macro photography and used my new 50 mm lens. The heat and sweat were a challenge but I managed to take a few pictures.


Ragamuffins Coffee House, Laurel, MD

I went to visit Ragamuffins Coffee House in Laurel this morning. It is another great addition to Main Street. The people are friendly and the atmosphere is nice. It is the outreach of the Redemption Community Church.