Long gone are the days when a box of 64 crayons or a big box of coloring pencils would make children want to run and create their own Picasso. Coloring books for children still exist but there is the trend of adult coloring books that is having it’s moment. I’ve not tried it but it could be interesting.
A macro photography lesson I learned here was to thoroughly check your setup before you touch that shutter button. Well of course you may be saying but here is where I didn’t see it. I was doing my macro shooting inside of a Promaster Still Life Studio box. It is my best friend for when I want to do still life or macro shots indoors; the setup comes with white, black and red backgrounds. What I discovered later when editing was that in some shots where I had the white pencil at the very edge of the others it would basically appear to be just a floating pencil head as the body melded right into the background.
Whoops! Lesson learned – point made.