September 3, 2020 at 9:49 am #53853September 4, 2020 at 1:34 pm #53925Lydia BParticipant
I just asked Caitlin this question as well but, would love to hear how you went about setting these up. What kind of mental process did you follow? 🙂
In general, I’d say:
• Keep a close eye on your shadows. I think it would be good to look for ways to diffuse the light so the edges of shadows are softer. I’m just finding them a distraction.
• Watch the edges of your frame. For example, the second photo (20200829-small) feels off balance to me. The entire right side of the photo does not have any elements going out of the frame (as well as the upper left corner), but almost the entire bottom, most of the left side, and a bit of the top right do. Same idea with small-2 and small-5. It would be good to balance the elements in the edges of the frame a bit more intentionally.
• The different color casts in small-5 are quite noticeable. The candle is casting a nice, cozy warm light, but then the rest of the photo has a cool natural light, so I’m not sure if the photo is supposed to feel cool or cozy! 🙂 Just keep an eye on that and try to have only warm light sources, or cool light sources in your photo!
Overall, very nice job! Like I said, I’m not very good at setting up these sort of photos, so it’s always neat to see the creativity in them!September 5, 2020 at 8:54 am #53928
Thank you @Lydiabennett for the tips! I’ll keep them in mind when I do it again.
With the shot with the candle, if I warm the whole picture up does that balance the light better?
I would love to hear how you went about setting these up. What kind of mental process did you follow? 🙂
I thought of a theme (school, fall etc.) then I tried to find things that color coordinated. I tried to lay them out in a logical way (how you would you them) and in a way to fill the frame.September 14, 2020 at 3:53 pm #53997Lydia BParticipant
I think that might work, to warm up the photo. If you edit in Lightroom or a program where you can make local adjustments, I might play around with radial filters, as the area around the candle feels pretty intensely yellow now (at least to me personally).
Thanks for sharing how you laid out the photos, as well! Very nice.September 14, 2020 at 6:36 pm #54001
I see what you mean. I’ll see what I can come up with using the radial filter, good idea.
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