Tuesday, November 15, 2011

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It’s a Setup

No. I didn’t just stumble upon this cute little display.

 

I took the time to set it up. Yes. I picked flowers. Or…whatever these little red things are. They show up every fall, here in the desert. They’re crunchy. Say it like- “K-Runchee”. It’s just more fun that way.

 

I’m always surprised to hear how many photographers are afraid to “setup” a shot. Go ahead, move things around. Give the viewer something to look at. The only time you shouldn’t do that, is if you’re a photojournalist. Otherwise, it’s okay! Say that like “Ohh-Kay”. Nope, doesn’t work with that one.

 

The next time you’re out shooting taking pictures, if you see something that you think would benefit from some sweet light source a few feet away, go for it. Move that sucker. Well, unless it’s like, somebody else’s baby or car…or something like that. Stop it! You know what I mean.

 

Anyways, I found the bottle, picked the flower [thingy’s] and put them in the bottle. The background is the remnants of an old wooden house. Where one wall and the roof had collapsed, it made a sweeping backdrop down to the foundation. The light shined softly in just the right spot for the bottle. Bingo!

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Have you ever been reluctant to move your subjects around, just because you thought you shouldn’t since you didn’t find it that way?

2 comments:

Kate said... [Reply]

Love this! & thanks for following...following back. That is SO COOL you are a stay-at-home dad. My husband couldn't handle it {and admits it}. haha! Props to you & your lil family!

MarlaJen said... [Reply]

Jake...GORGEOUS!

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