Behind The Image: Selections 3-12-17

I chose nine images to look at today. These were all gathered from recent Project 52 assignments, and I think you will find them very intriguing. Project 52 introduces photographers to the real world working environment of assignment photography. The challenge of...

“Are We Entering Photography’s Golden Age”

Always nice to be published on DIY. Are we entering the "Golden Age of Photography"? Actually, I think we are. In many, many situations, the visual is the main thing driving the brand. From red soles on women's shoes to the shape of a vodka bottle, visual stimulus...

INTERVIEW: DAVID HARRY STEWART

David Harry Stewart is a photographer that I have been following for many years. His work touches every point in my aesthetic list, and it was a super treat to speak to him last Tuesday. David Harry Stewart Website Instagram Behance Ageist...

Behind The Image: Still Life

The assignment was to focus on textures and patterns for backgrounds or surfaces. These photographers created images that blended texture / subjects together to make images that are compelling and draw the viewer in. Let's take a look at the images. Barbara...

SPROUTS!!! Love ’em or hate ’em?

The assignment was to shoot Brussel's Sprouts. Anyway you want. Some people do not like Brussel's Sprouts, and some people love Brussel's Sprouts. Couldn't find anyone who was ambivalent to them. Either love 'em or hate 'em. The image above is by Karen Green who...

08: Controlling The “Presentation of Light”

Subject Centric Lighting: The Five Areas of Light Presentation Cover image by Project 52 student, Gabriel Alvarez. When the lighting choices we have made are used, the light is 'presented' back to the camera in expected, and controlled ways. There are five parts of...

Behind the Image: Nicole Fernley

Nicole shot these images for the Still Life Class. The idea was to shoot a portrait and a landscape of the same image to see how the subject matter changes in the POV of the camera. She wanted a very soft, natural feel to the light. The photo at the top shows the...

07: Subject Properties: Part Three

Shiny or Glossy surfaces: The third of our major surface efficiencies is glossy or very shiny surfaces. The complete opposite of the textured surface, the glossy surface will record the reflection of the light source absolutely. That means we have to be very careful...

06: Subject Properties: Part Two

Matte Surfaces These are surfaces that are not as rough as texture, but not smooth either. Skin, cloth, natural leather, finished woods and many food items are examples. Most of what we deal with in our daily lives would fall under the Matte surface example. Matte...

05: Assignment Five: Industrial Magazine Cover

This is a fun assignment. An art director needs a cover shot for an industrial trade magazine. Which industry? Whichever industry you choose – but it is industrial. Mechanical… build stuff! The gig can be one of three approaches. People: This shot would be a worker,...

05: Subject Properties: Part One

EVERYTHING REFLECTS. Let me say that again. Everything reflects. Some things reflect more than others. Some surfaces are more reflective than others. But since everything reflects, we are sometimes presenting what that subject reflects rather than ‘bouncing’ light...

04: Assignment Four: The Game of Chess

CHESS as a Business Strategy We read about chess masters. There are movies made about chess and those who play. An esoteric, and definitively challenging game of wits and skill. Like business. Your assignment this week comes from a business magazine (Forbes, The...

10 Black and White Portraits That Look Like Film

From some of the students in the 8 Week Black and White Class comes this selection of ten images that really look like film and paper. The assignment was to make sure the image was designed to look as though it was shot as a black and white, not simply a converted...

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