Friday, February 18, 2011

Light and Shadow

I was told by my photography mentor that photography is not really about light, it is more about shadow.  With too much light and the absence of shadows, photographs tend to look "flat" and dimensionless.  Properly using shadow is a bit of a mystery to me, but when I do achieve shadows, I really like the way that it looks.  Here a trio of eggs poses for me on my kitchen floor.  While they basked in the sunlight, I took their picture.  I neglected to apply sunscreen to the little guys, but I think they were ok.  I was more concerned about a 4 yr old boy and a rambunctious black kitten knocking them across the room!

1 comment:

  1. I work in an art department. If I pulled open your photo in Photoshop, I would say your "levels" are perfect :-)