Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Fresh Eggs and Old Crockery
IT ALL STARTED WITH SOME GREEN EGGS!
I'm still not used to having fresh eggs. And having fresh GREEN EGGS!!!!!! I just had to photograph the eggs.
So, I had some eggs.....what do I do to make an image using the eggs look at least believable? That is what I have said before, "I haven't seen any books on how to compose still life photos."
In my quest to make the scene likely, I decided to try and make what would seem to be an old fashioned setting.
I got out some old crockery, I placed some cocoa in a bowl, I got some chopped up walnuts from out of the freezer and placed them in an old nut chopper, placed a couple of old walnuts around, put a few chopped up nuts on the board I was using, scattered some sugar on the board, broke one egg, and then I was all set to photograph.
I think that the photograph does look realistic.
After I got the image I wanted, I went to my computer and added a layer to give it a painting look. I worked with the layer awhile and finally got what I wanted. I was done.
Challenge for today:
Try and photograph some food.