The Tulip Shoot

For those who missed the 3 short videos I posted on IG and FB, here are all of them rolled into one

This last weekend Brian & I were playing in the studio with our toys. I had the idea of photographing tulips on some burlap, wood, and twigs and he wanted to try out his new slider doing a video of my little set up.


His slider is a pretty cool gizmo. Your camera is attached to this motorized head, which sits on this long slider attached to a tripod. Not only can it pan from one end of the slider to the other, but the camera head itself can also rotate to maintain your focal point. Kind of amazing.

I had set up my still life on the floor as I wanted to do a lot of “from above” perspectives. Here are my tulips


Processed in LR applying Kim Klassen’s ‘grimmest’ preset. The next two are also processed with the same preset.



Besides the tulips with their bulb still attached, we had also bought some cut tulips at the market and played with those


Processed in LR with Kim Klassen’s ‘chocolate’ preset applied


No preset here. A la naturale!


Processed in LR with Kim Klassen’s ‘dark light’ preset applied

I thought Brian did a superb job with the video, don’t you? He did have me do voice-over work for them. Not really my thing, plus I was nervous…but I did it!

I’m hoping he and I can collaborate more with photography & video in the near future. Fingers crossed!

Linking in with Kim Klassen’s Friday Finds HERE. Hope you will take a peak. Lovely work featured there.

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14 Responses to The Tulip Shoot

  1. Sarah C says:

    Wow! I love them all. Just love the moisture on the petals and the natural look!

  2. Very cool you two, awesome with the new toy Brian. Each photo of the tulips is inspirational and the texture of the burlap.

  3. Barb says:

    That is so amazing, Carol! Your voice and the music together are so very soothing -well done! And your photos of the tulips are

  4. Beth says:

    Bravo! I hope to see more of these. You two make quite a team!

  5. Beverly says:

    Oh this is just so exciting Carol! I love the new slider…such a smooth transition in viewing. And your voice and music – so soothing to listen to. Looking forward to your tulips 2015 series!!

  6. Roxanne says:

    How gorgeous these shots are! Beautifully taken!

  7. Kelly says:

    I really enjoyed you and Brian’s collaboration. How fun is that you two can play like that. Beautiful photos Carol-looking forward to your next project. P. S. Couldn’t tell you were nervous one bit.

  8. your photos are gorgeous! such rich textures. and I really enjoyed the video and seeing how you set up the camera and space. I love tulips and we do not get them here in singapore…but we do get many other exotic flowers to enjoy!

  9. how great that the two of you could work together on a project – all with such stunning results! look forward to other collaborations…

  10. seabluelee says:

    Carol, no one would ever have known you were nervous. Your voice is lovely, and just what I would have imagined: pleasant, well-modulated, serene. The photos are beautiful and the video was very well done!

  11. Becca says:

    Lovely Carol! You know I love the soft look with rustic…grungy. Very nice. Also loved your video…you sound great! Do more! Oh, and I noticed some tulips I have in an old wheelbarrow were completely opened up in the warm sunshine yesterday…now they’re closed again…so fun to observe. Have a great weekend!

  12. Dotti says:

    It was so good to hear your voice! It has been far too long since I’ve heard it. *sniff*sniff*
    The video and the slider are awesome but hearing you has made my day.

  13. Nancy says:

    Beautiful shots, music and video not to mention a wonderful lesson!

  14. Cheryl M says:

    Oh Carol, this is just so lovely, the images AND your videos were an added inspiration!
    You’re quite talented!

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