Thursday, May 7, 2009
My suggestion of 'shooting' shadows became a greater struggle for me than I expected. I had everything going against me (got out of work late, didn't get home until 7pm); however, I did the assignment with the best of intentions. Above are artificial flowers that I took outside. Through the camera I saw heavy shadows throughout the image. On the computer, those shadows did not show up as obviously as I had hoped. Using a filter caused the dark areas to deepen and so that is why I chose to use it. Below, a more traditional interpretation of the shadow assignment. A fan, casting a shadow on white board that I had leaning against the wall caught my attention. Again, it looked "cooler" through the camera than it turned out in reality. Oh well. Though these photos won't make me famous, I stretched my thinking and technique today.