March 23, 2015

Simplicity

Moment. David Hayes, 2015.

Last week's Be Still 52 lesson asked us to pick a simple subject...like a spoon...and explore lighting "around the clock" which is to say taking a look at all angles of your subject: back lighting, front lighting, side lighting, and all the angles in between...

Moving away from light bulbs and ice cubes, I decided to use a sumi brush and ink bowl as my subject. In this first image, Moment, shooting with my Nikon DSLR, I shot from the side and slightly above. I then processed the image in Lightroom using one of Kim Klassen's presets followed by opening in Photoshop and applying one of her textures.

Sumi. David Hayes, 2015.
I used a similar workflow when creating Sumi, but with a different Lightroom preset and Photoshop texture. Subtle differences in how each image presents itself but both turned out to be a great study in simplicity, shadows, and texture.




1 comment:

Kari DeSaulnier said...

This is beautiful. I can feel the quietness. Love the texture in the foreground of the first one, it draws my eye up to the sumi brush.