Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Blenko Glass




From a recent trip to the Blenko Factory Store. Glass can be really tricky to shoot. You have to be aware that you aren't shooting light that's bouncing off of a subject as in most cases, but you are shooting light that's coming though the object as well as glancing off in specular hightlights. It's all very tricky but if you get your head in the right place it's a lot of fun. The apple is a carefully lit studio shot, but the last two were simply shot with the sunlight streaming in the store window.

7 comments:

Melissa said...

Nice.....

Geekwif said...

I don't know the first thing about photography and most of what you said just flew right over my head, but I do know that I love the way light plays with glass whether in photos or real life. Those are some beautiful pictures.

kenju said...

I haven't been to the Blenko factory since I was about 12 years old, and I sure would like to go back. I have maybe 30 small pieces of it, and they sit in my window sills, just like they did at my mom's house 50 years ago.

jazzycat said...

Great photos on your site. I feature photography as well on my site with commentary on the culture. I will visit from time to time to view your work.

Grumpy Old Man said...

Really fine pictures.

Beautiful

Fred Friar said...

blenko water pitcher (below the apple) was on every table at the turnpike glass house, Beckley. As a kid we ate sunday dinner there often after church. Any body else remember mile high pie?

Rael said...

Thanks for the tip on shooting glass photos. Here are samples of works from Lino Tagliapietra and Dale Chihuly! Just check out my glass photos-packed article on and art glass and Carnival glass.