Yesterday inspired me. My mind has been roiling today because I love one of my shots from yesterday so much. I cannot wait to see what the other members of the class came away with, as for me, it was a landmark day.
Our minishoot during class was to imply motion with a slow shutter speed. Tineke gave us an extra challenge – shoot a promo shot for her to choose from with her still and people around her moving. We all got to be the photographer and direct our own shoot, and she was the model. Everyone else subbed as extras for the shoot during each persons turn.
I had three distinct things I wanted to do.
1) Tineke lying on the ground with people moving around her. I did this with feet and her against a brick background.
2) Tineke in a street/plaza leaning on something with people moving past. (for the record, this one failed on every shot due to camera shake.)
3) Tineke on a street, against a wall, high fashion style. People walking past. (My keeper is from here.)
Additionally I did a shot of her on some stairs with people walking below. It’s not my favourite but it’s technically ok, so I’ve kept it. I just don’t know what to do with it or how to crop it due to my poor framing.
I had fun – here are my shots for week 10 – let me know what you think.
This is my absolute favourite. High contrast and a little bit of post processing and tone mapping to enhance contrast and colour.
Stairs. Kind of blah. My fault for framing poorly. It’s still a worthwhile photo, just not tops.
A vibrance/saturation enhanced version of Tineke on the ground shooting up. I like it, but I don’t love it.
Almost the same as before, not as saturated. I need to play with PP and cropping on these to see if I can make something better.
In case you missed it – I had FUN doing these. They left me so darn INSPIRED that my head has not stopped buzzing all day. I’m happy with week 10. Very happy. And I hope you enjoyed.
PS – get out and shoot. “Just do it”, as Nike says. Sometimes you have a day like I did, and you feel so much more awesome for doing it.
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