Wednesday, August 15, 2012


The other day my photo group got together to practice a technique that I heard about a while ago.  I watched a tutorial video about this, and the guy sure made it look easy.

He used a flat-sided glass container, a background color that was complimentary to the color of the fruit he used, and a sunny day.

We had a rounded glass container, non-complimentary backgrounds colors and a cloudy day.

So our results were a little less than perfect what we had hoped for, but we had a good time and we learned a few things in the process, as in:  use a flat-sided glass container, a background color that is complimentary to the color of the fruit we used and a sunny day.  

We managed to capture a few bubbles while doing the project, and we had a great time visiting with one another since this was the first time in a very long time that we were all together for a workshop.

None of these images are tack sharp, which I think is due to the fact that the glass container was rounded, meaning that the fruit slice was not entirely on the same plane.

The author of the book, Art & Fear, says that any good art one produces is a product of all the bad art one produces along the way.  Well, I believe that, but if that's really the case, then I should be producing a TON of good art--which isn't exactly happening, sigh.

At least I'm enjoying the ride....most of the time.


trishalyn said...

Loved your story AND your images! I know you're disappointed in them, but I think they're great! The first one really intrigues me, because of the sharp reflection of the background paper that can be seen in the bubbles. Very cool!

Thanks for suggesting this project. It was a fun workshop!!! :-)

J.L.Velez said...

I enjoyed the workshop as well and the important thing is that we learned some things :) But I love the iridescence of the bubbles on the first one and the colors on the last!

Never Settled said...

I think these images are super cool. And I like the colors. The contrast is neat.