|BeStill 2a. David Hayes, 2015|
I'm not one to have the patience or the staying power to take on-line workshops...I usually drop out mid-way from neglect or boredom. I'm hoping to change that with the workshop I have just started, "BeStill52" run by Kim Klassen. My reasoning is to sharpen my still-life photo skills and at the same time getting back to using Adobe LightRoom and Photoshop, both have sat dormant on my desktop for any number of years. So we'll see what happens!
Our first challenge didn't involve any actual photography, just some set-up activities and the like. So far so good. The second challenge has us working with a very simple set-up and exploring the use of negative space in our images using the Rule of Thirds and a 5:4 ratio.
For the image above, "BeStill 2a", I applied these concepts shooting with my iPhone6 native camera app. I then used the app Handy Photo to remove blemishes and the app VSCO to apply a filter much like what Kim uses in Lightroom and then in Photoshop.