Thursday, May 28, 2009
USING DARK AND LIGHT
Sometimes the vase and flower helps to decide if the photo should be dramatic or kinda fun.
When I picked the peonies and looked around for a vase I decided to use a gold colored one. Then I decided to make the photo dramatic. With this in mind I used a very dark gray cloth to use as the backdrop. I took off the light colored cloth I had on the table top...and I was all set.
I took a lot of different photos - some with books - some without the books. Though there were a few I really did like, I decided to work on this one.
Once I got the image into the computer I placed a background layer which I had created earlier on top of the image. Then I adjusted the opacity until just a little bit of the background layer was showing. I DID NOT WANT the background layer to overpower the already dramatic look for the image!
Challenge for today:
Plant some flowers today that you can photograph later this year. It still isn't too late!