Some beautiful work from the Project 52 assignment on ‘wet’.
From the assignment:
Shiny, smooth, liquid… wet is – well, wet.
And we have to show “Wet” in a photograph. For a client who wants to keep things dry.
You can approach this one in three ways:
You can show something very, very wet. And make the photograph speak to the power of being wet, and how that may be a challenge down the road a bit.
You can show something very, very wet that is purely for the fun of being wet… as long as it shows the detail of the ‘wetness’.
You can show something repelling the wetness from it’s surface. Like a deck protectant, or a sealer for cloth.
The title of the shot would be “Wet” and obvious to anyone looking what that referred to.
How do we show “Wet” – in a photograph?
Wet things are shiny. Wet things have highlights and speculars that show them to be shiny. We will have to have some context around them – or within the subject itself – to make the call that it is indeed wet and not ‘just shiny’… and that means probably some added detail to the wet areas.
We want to see big, ‘liquid’ highlights on this shot – so softbox, scrim or overcast sky with lots of control. White cards are important, and your subject should be chosen with care. (Note… natural wet areas do not count… lakes, streams, rain etc… unless there is a reason or context present in the subject.
Get More Info on Project 52 Summer 2015 here.
Enrollment starts July 3, 2015