Thinking about photography absorbs my mind. Planning a photography adventure excites me.
I get lost in the process of taking a photograph. I am anxious to review the results uploaded to the laptop. I am totally lost in the process of editing a “good” photo and enhancing it through editing to make it looks like an artistic photographic representation of itself. It is rewarding and educational to share with others, and I am always excited to receive their feedback. I get lost in the process of taking photographs and photo editing in the same wonderful way that I can get lost in a good book.
In our most recent journey with Kat Eye Studio, we were prompted to explore photographing in different lighting than we typically take photographs in. I decided to try photographing my beautiful Valentine’s Day roses indoors, in the evening. I tried setting up additional lighting and covered the top of a cardboard box with aluminum foil to use as a reflective object.
I didn’t really know what I was doing, and after a long day at work I am not usually my most energetic and motivated self. I moved the light source around quite a bit and took photos from many different angles.
I found the light to be quite harsh and severe casting a lot of shadows. I also experimented with the light in the editing process using the features “brighten” and “bloom”.
I noticed that the bloom feature gave it a kind of soft and blurry feeling which was different but nice. If I were to change anything in the process it would be taking more time to learn about studio lighting and setting up the lighting more appropriately.