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.