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NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D40
Shutter Speed
10/1250 second
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Jan 20, 2014, 4:12:17 PM
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Septegram on barnwood with found objects by Kittenpants Septegram on barnwood with found objects by Kittenpants
Hey guys.  I leveled up in photography.

Though I'm mostly posting this as "oh hey I've got new tricks for commercial product photography", here's the information on the piece:

The jewelry piece is a septegram -- a seven-pointed star pendant, cast in tarnish-resistant Sterling silver.

Bullet; Green  tarnish-resistant Sterling silver
Bullet; Blue  approximately 3 cm diameter (1.25in)
Bullet; Purple  hidden bail behind the top point of the star
Bullet; Blue  100% recycled metal
Bullet; Green  cast in our home studio
Bullet; Blue  part of our Mithros Designs product line -- vintage handcraft workmanship, eco-friendly values, and a commitment to quality, wearable, myth-inspired jewelry made with integrity
Bullet; Purple available for purchase through our website, mithrosdesigns.com/store/
Bullet; Blue or our Etsy shop if you prefer shopping through Etsy www.etsy.com/shop/OdysseyCraft…
Bullet; Green we also have many other designs and are open to custom orders.
Bullet; Blue Facebook www.facebook.com/MithrosDesign… Facebook 

The Septegram, sometimes called the Elven Star or Faerie Star (also spelled septagram, heptagram, or heptegram). There are many meanings for the seven points. Some say they represent the seven colored rays of light when split by a prism, or seven sacred directions: North, East, South, West, Above, Below, and Center. Or perhaps it represents the 7 days in a week, 7 distinct notes in diatonic music scale, 7 planets of classic astrology, 3 points above represent the heavens – 4 below the earth, thus a combination of heaven and earth (triple God/dess and 4 cardinal directions/elements). Why does the Septegram call to you?

::EDITED TO ADD::

OMG!  A DD!  Thank you so much!

I just want to add this note for anyone out there: Never. Give. Up.  I got a D in highschool photography (and for good reason, I was *terrible* at it).  But running this business pushed me to keep learning, keep picking up new tricks, keep trying again and again.  I found tutorials online on how to build a lightbox, how to use a macro lens, how to use a car windshield shade as a reflector.  Drawing and painting and critique helped me learn about composition and light sources and color.  I found more tutorials on cleaning up and tweaking photos in GIMP using layers, filters, levels, and the magical "white balance" tool.  As long as you are still willing to learn, you can still improve, bit by bit.
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Given 2014-03-04
Commercial photography often requires time, patience and the ability to get creative with background and props. Here the photographer has heeded all of these things to create an enticing image. Septegram on barnwood with found objects by Kittenpants ( Featured by Kaz-D )
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psychopath556 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Student General Artist
stunning piece
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MorellAgrysis Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beatifull composition.
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WeActOnImpulse Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a beautiful photograph. Amazing capture, and the pine needle was a nice touch, as well as the manual blurring which mimmicked a camera's focus (though more perfect.) Nice work, lovely indeed.
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Kittenpants Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
I didn't do any manual blurring, that was the depth of field of the macro lens.  No pine needles, just a peacock sword feather.  =)
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WeActOnImpulse Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh lol, wow, nice work with the lens. Looked like it must have been done on a computer. That shows your skill. Amazing work.
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Kittenpants Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
It is ALL about the lens.  =D  Thank you!
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princessanastasia434 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
love it
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PurpleChaos Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
i'l keep dreaming. I've heard it;sd the seven gifts of spirit
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