|Photo of a Painting by Mary Kay Crowley|
It is rather amazing what our smart phone cameras can create. Back in the day, we never imagined mobile phones, let alone smart ones with cameras!
Once a camera becomes an everyday tool, we are ever ready for shot-portunities. The above photo was taken in my bedroom. I was reading by lamplight — on my iPhone — and noticed that my Mary Kay Crowley "Tea Cupboard" painting had taken on an extra degree of ambiance. I opened my Instagram app, snapped the picture, chose a lens and frame, and "Voila!" (The resulting photo is just a fraction of the original painting.)
I detest flash photos, so I have been experimenting with natural and warm lighting. The following photo was very warm... The timer had just signaled the doneness of this Lime Chicken Casserole. I shot the picture in a darkened kitchen with just oven lighting.