Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Put a Tic Tac® on the counter...

and get a photo for the challenge. 

Oh wait. That's not how the diddy goes. 

But if you know how it goes, I bet you're singing it in your 

head now. Go ahead. Sing it out loud :)

I thought it would be easy to find something to photograph 

but I looked all week and saw...nothing.

I knew if I waited long enough inspiration would eventually strike.

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Finally, while standing in line at the grocery store, I saw a

package of Tic Tac® fruity mints and knew I had found my 'Trio'.

They're bright and colorful and fun looking.

Actually photographing them...not so easy.

I have white tile countertops that I thought would be way 

whiter than what they actually photographed. 

They came out kind of gray looking. Yuck!

After posting my photo, I got a couple of good tips from another 

challenger on how to fix that post-processing. I think I need 

to use a secondary source of light, too. Maybe a light box.


I'm pleased with the angle, DOF (depth of field) and reflections. 

I would have liked a little more sharpness to the image. That 

could be balancing the camera on the edge of the counter. 

I probably should have set up my tripod. 

But that's what the challenge is all about.


Are you a photography enthusiast?

What have you learned lately?

Any tips are appreciated!


  1. I do like the DOF in this photo. Nice work!

    1. Thank you, Michelle! There's always so much to learn :)

  2. i feel like it has been years since i had a tic tac. as a kid i loved them. all the flavors. ( :

    1. Hey Beth, I only eat the Wintergreen ones. These were just for photo taking until my youngest son saw them...then they disappeared! :)

  3. Mmm... I love the orange Tic Tacs and always eat them in one sitting :)

    I think your photo is great, Anne, and love the way you captured them. Beautiful photo, dear friend. Hugs to you!

    1. Hey Steph, Thanks! I could eat a whole container of Wintergreen ones :)

  4. Makes me want to go buy Tic Tacs right away!

    1. They do have the effect, don't they. Or is it affect? I always get those mixed up but you know what I mean :)

  5. Hi Anne,
    I really enjoyed this post. I love taking photos but I'm no photographer. My husband gifted a professional quality Nikon to me at Christmas. I'm still trying to learn how to use it properly. giggle! He even brought home a Popular Photography magazine. Inside I found an add for the New York Institute of Photography, they offer online courses www.NYIP.ED/POP
    Something else I found interesting was a software they mentioned called Photoshop CC's Shake Reduction. It actually gets rid of blur and brings back sharp details you didn't think you had. See how it works here... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66yKdIXMAu8
    I am definitely going to try a Tic Tac shoot. I think your shot turned out great, looks professional to me. My son brought those same Tic Tac's home a few days ago. You didn't miss out too much by not eating them. Red & orange are tasty, but the green were eh and yellow were ewwww. LoL

    Have The Best Day Ever!

  6. Hi Aim, I get that same magazine! I have a Nikon Coolpix P510 bridge camera. It's a good one for what I want to do. Maybe someday I will upgrade to an actual DSLR :) Thanks for coming by and commenting. Have a great weekend!


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