Saturday, June 6, 2009
Tea and Tea Roses
DO MORE WITH SWEATERS THAN WEAR THEM!
I have this sweater which is a really deep bluish/lavender color and has a lot of different raised color speckles on it.
For this particular photography hour I had 3 tea roses, a few grapes and some Coke to work with.
One of the important things in setting up still life photography is to try and make an image seem real and inviting. And it is hard to set up an image when you have limited props for it is ALWAYS better to have too many roses, too many grapes, etc.
And that really was the challenge here.
(Oh, I forgot....a different kind of challenge was because I was working with a sweater. The sweater is only about waist long and of course has sleeves. This all creates a limitation on how much material you have to use with the props.)
So with these different challenges, I finally got an image I like.
After I got it uploaded into the computer, I then added a layer which adds painting like textures. I then worked with the layer and the image until I got what I wanted. I then deepened the color to more of a blue because that seemed to go better with the yellow.
Challenge for today:
Though it is almost summer, get out those sweaters and photograph them with flowers.