Friday, February 22, 2013

Week 7: A Project

This project was for my Grandma who owns and runs a pizza shop.  She was needing a way to advertise the Twisters that she sells.  No, not a tornado, a twister.  A twister made of ice cream.  Now that's my kind of twister!!  She asked me if I could get a picture of some of the Twisters and print it with the flavors listed on it.  I said ok, it sounded like a fun project.

 It was getting close to Valentine's Day and the restaurant was decorated with all kinds of things for the holiday.  I thought the pink and white streamers might make a good background.  During a slow break in the day my sisters and I made three Twisters and lined them up in front of the streamers for a little photoshoot.  I wanted the background blurred as much as possible to make the Twisters really stand out in the photo.  So I turned my camera to f/2.8, or somewhere around there!  I shoot in the P mode, which means I pick the exposure and the camera sets the aperture and the shutter speed.   To set the aperture to f/2.8 or so, I would choose different sets of shutter speeds/aperture ratios till I found the one I wanted.  Sounds confusing, I'm still trying to learn it myself!

After trying different angles, exposures, placement of the Twisters, and redo-ing the whipped cream on top, I finally found what worked.  I thought the end result turned out quite nicely and was worth it.  I have my sisters to thank for helping me get the pictures before the Twisters completely melted.  Not to mention getting them eaten before they melted, also!

What do you think of the end result?  Do you like Twisters?


  1. Great picture. They look really good. I want one now.

  2. Very nice. I am enjoying the weekly posts! The twisters are good too!