This week’s theme was still life. I wanted to steer clear of the traditional fruit in a bowl set-up so I challenged myself by photographing glass. It was extremely difficult to get just the right lighting to make the bowl sparkle and not reflect lights, fans, or me! The bowl is made from Italian glass and the sphere was made by local artists who added baking soda to hot glass to give the bubble effect. I used the Creative Auto setting on my Cannon Rebel EOS T3 to achieve the blurred background (slightly bokeh effect). I also liked how the sphere has a slight reflection on the bowl. I used Photoshop to take a chair out of the background and I cropped it slightly, but otherwise no other effects were added to the photograph.
I took 98 photos to get this one just right. View my contact sheet with my other top picks of this shoot (all the images are un-edited).