Open Photography Forums  
HOME FORUMS NEWS FAQ SEARCH

Go Back   Open Photography Forums > Photography Discussions > Studio, Portrait, Still Life, Lighting Equipment and Technique

Studio, Portrait, Still Life, Lighting Equipment and Technique Continuous and Strobe Lighting. (The Sun is considered continuous!) Great ideas are really ten a penny! Technique in setting up the subject is, of course, essential. However, the ability to bring out form, texture, tonality and color is where the skill in lighting provides all the keys to engraving one's ideas on the delivered picture.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old May 5th, 2010, 05:40 AM
Nichole Lampron Nichole Lampron is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Ocala, Florida
Posts: 45
Default The Rose

This was shot in downtown Ocala square. They have a few painted horses there and this was on one of them.

__________________
My Portfolio
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old May 5th, 2010, 08:16 PM
Rachel Foster Rachel Foster is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Michigan, USA
Posts: 3,574
Default

Nichole, I can't see the prefix for this thread (I must be doing something wrong). Is this for critique or sharing?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old May 6th, 2010, 12:22 AM
Nichole Lampron Nichole Lampron is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Ocala, Florida
Posts: 45
Default

I didn't realize that I didn't ask for a critique or anything. I was being rushed when I posted it. I would love a critique and thoughts on it.
__________________
My Portfolio
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old May 6th, 2010, 12:23 AM
Rachel Foster Rachel Foster is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Michigan, USA
Posts: 3,574
Default

My honest opinion is that I'd prefer to see something you created instead of a pic of someone else's work.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old May 6th, 2010, 09:03 AM
Asher Kelman Asher Kelman is offline
OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 34,939
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nichole Lampron View Post
This was shot in downtown Ocala square. They have a few painted horses there and this was on one of them.


Rachel,

I disagree about wanting a rose photographed by Nichole. After all, she doesn't make the rose either. It's the qualities of the photograph and what it brings to us, allowing out minds to respond, not the subject itself that is necessarily the most important.

Nichole,

The image seems flat and the curve on the top has not been used to contain something to balance the rose or expand our experience. Same with the railing at the lower right. I find the image to be a teaser. How can one image this larger work so that what's presented has its own life. So perhaps there's texture to bring out in the early morning or the setting sun or else an insect or shadow moving across it. If this is near you, then it's worth the challenge.

Beautiful things are a problem for art, since we like to reproduce them: sunset, women, cars and so forth. Beauty in itself works, however it's interesting to add to the experience with a paradox, contradiction, tension, balance, puzzle, dilemma, challenge or wit.

So, I'd suggest exploring the context of the horse, the rose and it's neighbors. There's a railing, the pavement, sky and much more. Is this near you? A series would be a great way to approach this. You will make progress facing this challenge as it's not easy. However the satisfaction will be a reward to make the effort worthwhile!

Asher
__________________
Follow us on Twitter at @opfweb

Our purpose is getting to an impressive photograph. So we encourage browsing and then feedback. Consider a link to your galleries annotated, C&C welcomed. Images posted within OPF are assumed to be for Comment & Critique, unless otherwise designated.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old May 6th, 2010, 11:02 AM
Nichole Lampron Nichole Lampron is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Ocala, Florida
Posts: 45
Default

Rachel thank you, I love the honesty and the reason I shot this was that it moved me. It didn't come out exactly as I hope or looked on the small screen of my camera, but I can improve on this.

Asher, yes this is near me. I can make a trip out early morning when the sun will be shining. The last two days it's been overcast here, which might actually work to. I'm going to try to be out early tomorrow and catch it in the early morning rays.

This can become a very interesting series based on all the horses there.
__________________
My Portfolio
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old May 6th, 2010, 02:30 PM
Ruben Alfu Ruben Alfu is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Panama
Posts: 790
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nichole Lampron View Post
The last two days it's been overcast here, which might actually work to. I'm going to try to be out early tomorrow and catch it in the early morning rays.

This can become a very interesting series based on all the horses there.

Sure Nichole, an overcast day will render those paintings with beautiful color saturation, you can feel like a painter filling your frame with forms, lines and rich colors. The early sun on a clear day will give more contrast, texture, more sense of volume, those are your raw materials at this time, use them to create not a painting this time, but a sculpture.

In any case, I would suggest compositions that focus on the horse´s anatomy, not on the subject of the paintings, this way the resulting pictorial extravaganza might be surprising and more intriguing.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rosa nutkana - The Nootka Rose Sean DeMerchant Close-up & Macro 3 April 22nd, 2010 04:42 PM
old fashioned rose J.W. van den Bos Close-up & Macro 5 June 1st, 2009 02:38 AM
Stacked Rose StuartRae Close-up & Macro 16 September 3rd, 2008 04:05 PM
Rose Valley, part II: Carina Nikolai Sklobovsky Portrait in Natural Light Especially! 6 May 9th, 2008 11:34 PM
yellow rose Winston Rockwell Close-up & Macro 4 December 27th, 2006 10:30 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:30 AM.


Posting images or text grants license to OPF, yet © of such remain with its creator. Still, all assembled discussion © 2006-2017 Asher Kelman (all rights reserved) Posts with new theme or unusual image might be moved/copied to a new thread!