Photo Adventure Transcript

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Welcome, everyone, to another episode of Macro Photography --- where today, we are preparing for Easter! We are painting Pokemon Easter eggs! But why stop there? We will be practicing our close up photography with those Pokemon Easter eggs out in the wild. This can be a fun project to do with your kids. Turn a regular Easter egg hunt into a photography project that lets you practice your art skills and photo composition. So let's get started.

First we have to make the eggs. I created a small hole on both the top and bottom of the egg and blew out the yoke. Next I put the eggs in food coloring but notice how the egg is floating. To solve that problem... I used a bottle, filled with very little water, as a weight to push the eggs down. The reason I didn't hard boil the eggs was because I didn't want to put them back into the refrigerator. Refrigerated eggs will cause egg sweat which ruin the paint. Next, my terrific girlfriend sketched out and painted the Pokemon faces. And now, we have Pokemon Easter eggs! This time around I'll be using the Canon 10 - 18mm wide angle lens instead of the macro lens I normally use. I'm using the wide angle lens to capture more of the surrounding environment which would be hard to do with a macro lens. So let's go catch them all. Start the music.

Alright, there you have it, here are my 3 favorite photos from this adventure --- and I want to hear from you. Which one do you like most? Cast your vote by leaving a comment below, or clicking the poll to let me know. I'm going to give you my favorite pick out of these three as a free download, so you can do whatever you want with the photo. Enjoy, guys, and don't forget to like and subscribe to my channel for upcoming macro photo adventures.