As part of my “Creating Shadows” Blog series, I want to do a few posts on surface shadows. If you have not had a chance to see the other posts in this series you can view them here: 1. It’s In the Shadows… 2. When You Hit A Brick Wall… 3. The Point of Contact 4. How To Select … Continue reading Surface Shadows: Dodge the peaks and burn the valleys….
I have the wonderful pleasure of sharing my love of all things conceptual with the Cookeville Camera Club, Cookeville, Tennessee on January 26th! Below is my interview with Kathy Neer of the Cookeville Camera Club. They are an amazing group of photographers. If you are not yet a member of a photography club in your area … Continue reading Conceptual Portrait Mini-Clinic & Interview with the Cookeville Camera Club, Cookeville, TN
As promised, today is a continuation of my blog series on compositing shadows. I believe lighting and shadows are the most important components in creating cohesive and beautiful compositions. If something in the image looks “off” it will distract the viewer take away from your story line. If you have not had the opportunity to read the first two blog posts you may review them here. Lesson 1: It’s in … Continue reading The point of contact…
This is possibly the single biggest question I get, outside of how to draw realistic shadows. How do I make the colors, on the different elements of my composite, match? This happens for a number of reasons: light source and white balance settings are the most common. If you are not able to photograph all the pieces … Continue reading Pick a color palette, any color palette… (A trick for making all the colors in your composite match.)