December 23, 2015
December 16, 2015
December 11, 2015
December 8, 2015
December 5, 2015
November 30, 2015
The prompt asked us to use "one thing"...differently. Different times of day, different settings, different ways of processing. My "one thing" was the string of mini-lights...actually two strings of mini-lights. In this grid, I used three different set-ups...the first images use the same set-up but were shot from different angles. All were shot using my Nikon DSLR and processed in Lightroom and Photoshop.
Since I always have my iPhone6 with me, I also shot each set-up using a replacement camera app called ProCamera. Each image was processed using my iPad3 and each with a different app. Clockwise from the top left: Snapseed, Stackables, iColorama, and Mextures.
All and all, a fun prompt to work. Love those little lights!!
November 16, 2015
I shot this from a little lower vantage point...and while I didn't like the overall look, I do like the perspective this tight crop gives the image. I used a different Lightroom preset and Photoshop texture with this image. Almost looks like an ad for a high end perfume....
November 9, 2015
November 8, 2015
October 11, 2015
September 27, 2015
|Vignette #1. David Hayes, 2015.|
Now don't get me wrong...I do like Anthropologie...it's just that the catalog spread I was asked to use as inspiration did nothing for me. Nothing at all. So...I went looking for other images that I could use for inspirational interpretations...
I did find several images actually...one had a wall size graphic design image...lots of large type in a fun font. The other image had a large minimalistic painting hanging over a chest. That sort of vignette. Taking a cue from the large type image, I created my own version of an vision chart using one of my iOS apps on my iPad. I printed that out and then proceeded to create several vignettes using that as my focus point. Vignette #1 is my first interpretation.
Vignette #2. David Hayes, 2015.
Same chart and set...took away the boxes and the squirrel. Used a column and a potted ivy. And a different angle...
Vignette #3. David Hayes, 2015.
Brought back a couple of the boxes...added a glass bottle and some dried flower heads. Added a hand. Thought this one needed a bit a Lightroom "magic" so I used a pinhole camera effect preset that I have. Not perfect but I do like this one!
All images were shot using my Nikon D90 DSLR and processed in Lightroom.
September 18, 2015
September 15, 2015
|Black on Black. David Hayes, 2015.|
One of the biggest challenges I have whilst shooting still life set-ups are those where I do a black on black styling...and throw in whites! With each session I learn a bit more so I go away both frustrated and happy.
The prompt this time was to do a "on spoons" set-up. I went with coarse white sea salt in a black bowl and a silver spoon...and yes against a black background. Black on Black is the image I was most happy with after many, many tries. Shot using my Nikon D90 and processed in Lightroom and Photoshop.
White - On the Side. David Hayes, 2015.
Taking a different tact, I used a white background and less salt in my set-up. A little easier to shoot and with the help of a Lightroom preset and a Photoshop texture I had White - On the Side.
White - Over the Top. David Hayes, 2015.
Same set-up...different perspective, Lightroom preset and Photoshop texture.
August 31, 2015
From a different perspective....
Tequila 3. David Hayes, 2015.
Yet another perspective...
All images were shot using my Nikon D90 and processed in Lightroom and Photoshop. And yes, the tequila shooter was real...and was consumed. That's what weekends are for!
August 24, 2015
August 17, 2015
|Weeds. David Hayes, 2015.|
Moved the ladder to a window...used a large glass conical shaped vase filled with "weeds". I like how this one turned out. I used Kim's "Dream-like" preset for this one as well.
|Hazy Day. David Hayes, 2015.|
This one is my favorite. I moved the ladder and vase into the window a bit more to take advantage of back-lighting. For this one I used the "Hazy Day" preset....hence its title.
August 5, 2015
July 31, 2015
|Everything. David Hayes, 2015.|
My response to the latest Be Still_52 prompt. A vignette using something "tall"...and a printed message of some sort. My "tall" are the mother-in-law tongue leafs...my message: "Everything has it's beauty but not everyone sees it" attributed to Confucius. Shot with my Nikon D90, processed in Lightroom and Photoshop.