I wanted to have a thread here where I could put together some of my photography, projects, current grows, clone testing, selections, preservation projects and essentially what's going on here. Otherwise sometimes information gets lost through hundreds of threads and topics, so it's hard to keep it at hand. Plus I like bringing memories back from the past grows from time to time as well!
It's been a long time around and I feel I'd like to share the journey with all the good friends and aficionados that have been inspiring me as well. That's how the Funky Lab idea came to my mind, it will be the place for both the stinky plants and the funky-ass vibes too.
A place to share and enjoy beautiful plants, the passion for exotic landraces, traditional heirlooms and rare plants, oldschool vibes, discussion and exchange on info about breeding, R&D and preservation but also photography of course, good music (mostly funk, jazz, soul and so on), lifestyle, art, travelling, nature, culture or anything else. I wasn't sure about where to open the thread but because I will mostly focus on sharing Cannabis photography here, I feel this is the best room to fit it.
I've been messing around my camera for a few years but I've never found the time and inspiration to start photographing plants or macro photography. Since I'm currently freelancing as a writer and working on my own Cannabis educational website for the Spanish and Latin American community, I've found that the time to start was now!
I'm messing around with a small domestic photo studio, using mostly the setup I was using for portrait photography:
-Light modifiers: strobist style softbox, umbrella and also reflectors, poly boards and other useful DIY modifiers.
-Wireless flash triggers.
-Sturdy Tripod with a decent ball head... camera+100mm lens are heavy as shit!
-An old 10MP Canon EOS40D body with a decent macro lens (Canon 100mm 2.8 USM).
That's all about it so far, I'm keeping it simple at the moment and will focus mostly on lighting and composition before upgrading anything else, as I think that's the foundation of good photography.
Big ups to all the good friends from ICMag that I've had the pleasure to know and learn from during this almost 10 years! Many things changed since then but the passion for growing and sharing is the same if not more!
Time to start rolling now...
I love fall and autumn colors so I want to start with one of my favourite head-stash plants, the Lilly from Delicatessen. I love the looks, the happy effect and the fruity taste resembling so much to yummy pinneapple candy.
Love at first sight, I really hope more people from outside Spain will give this beauty a try soon!