This was a set I originally shot for Editorial class, but didn’t quite fit the assignment. It was spawned by the quote that surrealism is “a soda can and an umbrella on a disection table” (unfortuanetly I don’t remember who said it). Regardless, I had fun with this one. Shot with two profoto lights. Some of the shots were shot with a lensbaby lens.
Slideshow of more photos on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/41674422@N08/sets/72157623302254354/show/
In order to help our creativity, Professor Schmidt put us in groups and handed us an empty frame. We then went outside (and inside) to shoot. Lucky for us, the weather was nice for a couple hours that morning, and we caught the last bit of it. These were a few of the pictures I took , then edited using Lightroom.
View a Flickr Slideshow of more pictures here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/41674422@N08/sets/72157623137513497/show/
Last night, after hearing about the lensbaby lens for the first time, I decided to check it out from UCM’s handy photo checkout lab. I attempted to play with it last night, though I discovered that it was hard to get to work well in low light without a flash. (Later I discovered there is a way to change aperture, but not until right before I had to turn it back in to checkout). Then this morning, the weather felt like Spring. I took about a half hour before class to shoot pictures around campus, then during Creative Photography we ended up doing a little more shooting.
Anyhow, I thought I’d share a few of my favorites. Some have photoshop editing, but most only have the Bridge basic techniques. (Including one where I’ve come to be fond of raising saturation instead of lowering it.)
You can see more of today’s shoot on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/41674422@N08/sets/72157623127017697/show/
For Christmas I got a nice Alien Bee light set, two B400 lights, a set of four grids, two umbrellas, a hotshoe, and two lightstands. Today I’ve added the Flickr feed to the blog, so you’ll be able to see my most recent photos. I’ll add more photos later, including ones I took for a family during January.
EDIT: These are some of the family photos I took over Christmas Break.
See Flickr Slideshow