3.02.2012

random kitchen macros!!!

And you have to say that like "Rrrrrr-andom Kitchen MAAAACROS!!!!

I'm feeling a bit wild today.

Nothing to photograph during the blah winter months, you say? Phooey! Look no further than your kitchen.
Color, light, shadows, texture...what's not to love, right?



Other ideas?
Random office supply macros: a stapler, a pile of paperclips, thumb tacks, colored pencils, your computer keyboard, a close-up of the numbers on a ruler...
Random bathroom macros: a makeup brush with powder on the tip, eyeshadow, the tip of your lipstick, the curve of a mascara wand (think abstract here), fingernail polish (maybe spilling out or dripping - more interesting that way)...

You get the idea, right? There's inspiration all around you! :-)
Have a great weekend!
xo

31 comments:

Jaymi said...

wow--you make everyday objects look like art! I especially love that top right photo! I'll have to try that now that I have my macro!

Amy said...

love love love..... I love the top row especially!

I'm doing a 30 day photo challenge this month, using two different lists of prompts to choose from. We'll see how it goes!

hello gorgeous said...

oooo, yes! I love this posting today.....SOOO much to love in it :o)

have a fab weekend sweetie...

hugs

hello gorgeous xxx

Kristal said...

Love them all! I did a water drop shot the other day and never though of turning on my sprayer for a shot! Now I'll have to try that too.

What lens did you use for these?

Frida @ Pixelbloggen.se said...

Practical everyday object made beautiful by you.

Christine said...

Amazing pictures! Your macros always astound me. :)

Liz said...

Gosh these are so good. I want to get into my kitchen now and photograph everything... Love the spoon/ water effect. So what lens did you do these with? so clear and focused and love the light.

Jan n Jer said...

Great shots...very creative! thanks for the tips!

Natalie said...

All hail the Queen. You really do have a talent for making the everyday look so amazing. Thanks for the inspiration!

ps (did you decide to post these today before I beat you? rats. lol)

Adeena P said...

These are so cool. Okay. I might have to try something like this.

Andrea said...

Oh my love! I love all of these photos and the collage. Kitchen gadgets never looked so sexy. ;) You have some great light in your kitchen. Pretty light and shadows. That water shot is amazing! I do hope you do an office series or bathroom series.
You're so creative!

stacey said...

You are QUEEN of the macro kitchen shots! Love them all.

Skye said...

What amazing pictures! I really love the straws & the cheese grater thingy. My husband got me a macro extension kit for my lens... I think I might try it out finally (instead of being scared of it and not using it!) You gave me some great ideas b/c I sure have been feeling "Blah" about being indoors and I am so sick of taking the same photos over & over of indoors and dead trees LOL. So maybe a trip to the kitchen is in order for me! You have inspired me yet once again!!

Hey on another note-
I wanted to let you know I "tagged" You over on my blog - It's a neat topic and idea to have fun with if you feel like it... No worries if you are not into it. Have a great day!!! http://www.juliannabelle.com/2012/03/eleven-once-onze-undici-elva.html

CT Photography | Blog said...

I LOVE it! When I get off work today I am going home and taking photos of random stuff! Mine won't look as good as yours though. Yours are wonderful!

Kathryn said...

*Very* cool shots! I especially like the water hitting the spoon and the way you used the shadows to create such interesting images. This would be a fun collage to frame and hang in your kitchen.

Bunch of Barrons said...

Love these! You can find inspiration anywhere! :)

karren said...

These are great! I like the shadows.

Amarie said...

Thanks! That's exactly what I could use this time of year!

Angela said...

These are phenomenal!! You are so creative and an amazing photographer!!

Sarah Halstead said...

WOW! These are breathtaking. Love them.

Ashley Sisk said...

Where have I been? I am in love with your macros so I am so glad I popped over. You inspire me!

Mom of M&Ms said...

I know you were saying that you were playing with light..but those are simply stunning.

Branson said...

Total big fat love this, lol. You are so creative! :)

jess@notyouraveragemommy.com said...

Wow.

Tracey said...

Uh, you are a hoot!

Karen said...

Karli, I envy (oops-heart) these!
All the shots are amazing. I long to do this one day. It has been blah around here too & NO pic taking. Have fun ~

Katie said...

It has been FAR too long since I last visited you! I hope you have a super fun and safe spring break!!! :)

....and thanks for this kitchen inspiration!!...off to copy your ingeniousness! ;)

Michelle said...

"Rrrrrr-andom Kitchen MAAAACROS!!!!

did I say it right? ha! Feel like I have some boys in the house who have been watching some wrestling or football or some other "macho" sport! LOL!

You, Karli, are my HERO!!! Oh my WORD!!!!!! Color, light and shadows are PERFECT!!! :-D You have some of the prettiest kitchen stuff, and some of the prettiest light! You have made the "everyday" into art! I'd totally want to print this and hang it in the kitchen! (oh, and don't you *love* cuties??? yummy! ha!)

I've been told "go photograph stuff in the kitchen" and while I do have one photo of mine that I like (clean dishes) that's all I've done -- and this goes to prove that anything is art, if you take the time to see light, color and shadows.

Yep. You are my hero and inspiration. Here's to throwing out the "there's nothing to shoot" excuse and just looking for the light! (although, I will admit with a single tiny window in my kitchen, I do feel a bit -- um, restricted... so my kitchen may need to move to a different room. ha!)

xoxo
Chell

P.S. I fully know that I'm commenting while you're *hopefully* not paying attention to your email -- so whenever you get to this next month, know that you're getting big HUGS today!!!!

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

These are absolutely stunning!!!! LOVING the shadows & all their detail

Lori Allberry said...

Ok. I am seriously at a loss for words! I truly am. I am BEYOND BLOWN away! I like umm, I just do not know what to say. I just, well, I just have to stop I can not talk right now

alicia said...

Love these. What macro lens do you use?