“Do not play what’s there … play what’s not there” – Miles Davis
Well … again … flowers … this time on the realistic side
We’ve got surprised by this little bulb, sitting around all winter, almost forgotten. It turned into a huge Amaryllis with four white flowers. So I set up my stuff – camera, tripod – plus desktop lamp, black foam board as background – all a very simple setup, regular household stuff. A bit of natural light from the window too. I also have a little LED flashlight for a bit of light-painting during exposure – washing over certain areas of the flower with the beam to open some shadows or enhance highlights.
Yes – ‘Making Photo-Graphs’ … as opposed to ‘recording’ … anything that makes a stronger image goes … composition, light, contrast, multi-exposures…
I tried a few multy-exposures with changing focus, but wasn’t too impressed this time. It usually creates nice halos around edges, but … oh well. Then I turned everything into B&W with lots of contrast … Ansel Adams would be proud of me!
As much as Bach would have been a Jazzer today, Ansel would have loved the digital darkroom as opposed to the nasty chemical one he spent so much time in, I’m sure.
Anyways, can’t say it often enough how rewarding and how much fun these indoor sessions are … setting up a little still life, playing with the light, background, angles, any object …
… and here we are … just one step left to really finish the job: … The Print
(see http://wp.me/p1pJyU-Dv for more about prints)
let me know what you think.
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