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Monday, December 28, 2009

Mug Shot

Some of you journalists out there have probably heard the term mug shot a few times right?! Gerry used to hate shooting "mugs" when he worked for the newspaper. Well, I got a new camera for Christmas so I might be posting a ridiculous amount of photos for awhile! Here is a mug that I got for Christmas, cute isn't it?
I have a macro lens, oh how I love a macro lens!!!
Day after Christmas breakfast, I sat down and took one bite and realized how pretty this looked so I ran a grabbed my new camera. I may be doing a lot of that. It has a setting just for food shots. I love that! I am sooooo sick of food right now, though. I really think that I am in a sugar coma :)
I asked for one of these mugs for Christmas and ended up with the whole set. I really wanted it to study the shape, I was interested in this very round body. These are at my favorite store, Anthropologie, where I only go in and look at the merchandising, can't afford to buy most anything they sell! I know I should have gotten mugs from potters, but I tend to buy brown mugs for myself and I would have never bought these, so they made a nice gift to get. Plus they are fun in the morning to wake up to. Sometimes you just have to have a little color. There are still lots of potter's mugs on my list of things to get this year. I mostly sell pottery to buy other pottery, is that messed up? Maybe............
The mugs are cute inside as well. I just realized the camera has a date stamp, yep, there it is, sorry. Note to self, turn it off! I used to hate getting prints back with that stamp on them.Remember when you put your film cassettes in those yellow bags, and went back a week later to get them, and most of them looked like crap and you got double prints of crappy photos?God bless digital photography for those of us that aren't professionals. Well, God bless it for the professionals too, Gerry used to smell like photo chemicals all the time and ruined all of his work clothes. Plus, I spent hours waiting around in the darkroom while prints were made so we could finally go to dinner. Although, it was pretty cool to watch him make black and white prints. Oh, sorry I digress! Hope everyone had a good Christmas, I am ready to come out of the seasonal fog and get back to making something! Can you tell that I ate an entire chocolate orange ball today? You know, the one that you smash on the table and it breaks into wedges? Do you like those? I love them, but only get them at Christmas. Wesley hides hers and eats like one piece a week. I set mine on the counter and eat a wedge every time I walk by it! yummmmmm!
Well, I had a nice video of Susan Filley to show you but after waiting for blogger for over three hours to down load it, I gave up. I'll try again later, guess everyone is posting Santa videos or something.

6 comments:

ang said...

hey trace, i love those chocolate oranges, couldn't find any this year though..i get one christmas and easter shockingly addictive...cute mugs too..

jimgottuso said...

those are great shots actually... those are the types of photos that i think would help me sell more on etsy instead of the straight up studio looking shots with a graduated background but i have to admit that i'm pretty limited when it comes to ideas of how to take environmental shots. the first one is quite glamorous.

Linda Starr said...

Love the mug with the evergreen and evergreen tree branch shots, what kind of camera did you get? Hey that mug is perfect for valentines too.

traceybroome@mindspring.com said...

Ang, yes they are addictive, that's why we only get them at Christmas, and sometimes Easter. Jim, there is a great Etsy site called storque that gives you helpful selling hints, but they do suggest professional looking photos for best results, so you are probably doing the right thing. Linda, I got a Nikon coolpix L100. I looked at a bunch of point and shoots, we have plenty of cameras around here with changeable lenses,all Canon. I just wanted something simple that I could grab and shoot for my blog, mostly. It is very user friendly and has lots of great options. When I need a serious camera I just get one of Gerry's or Wesley's, but I like this one for no thinking and good results! the mug will be nice for Valentine's won't it!

Laura said...

sweet mugs!

Michael Kline said...

The pics look great! Happy new year!!