There is a group on Instagram that has daily theme inspirations: @9Vaga_dailytheme9. This week color was the theme with each day being a different color. Wednesday was yellow and Thursday was green. The images above are a few that I posted on my Instagram page: @robyngrahamphotography. I hope you enjoy the images. I had fun playing with light and shadow.
And, if you are on Instagram, please follow me…I post images almost every day…Much more frequently than I get to blog!
To create this photograph I placed a white tray on a white paper backdrop and used natural light from the side and front of the subject. I used all white to create negative space and to highlight the overripe pomegranate. In post processing I enhanced the color slightly using a curves layer in Photoshop CC. I then added a touch of vintage haze using a levels layer in Photoshop CC.
The title of the photograph is based on the meaning of the flower of the pomegranate plant in the Victorian Language of Flowers – elegance.
My dear friend Marylin Warner commented on this post shortly after writing an interesting post herself on epitaphs. The quote above is what she said about my work. Am I blessed to have her as a friend, or what?!
This image was inspired by Herald Ross. I encourage you to visit Herald’s website/blog. His work is very inspiring and beautiful. Herald is a light painter and creates magnificent photographs by using a special technique with light diffusers that he makes and sells. I, unfortunately have not had the opportunity to attend one of Herald’s workshops, but have had the privilege of seeing some of his students’ work on his blog. I was so inspired by Herald’s work and the work of his students that I purchased one of the flashlights Herald recommended in a recent blog post, in addition to the diffuser kit that Herald makes and sells on Etsy.
The photograph above was created using my new tools. The subjects in the image are from my husbands lunch that was so beautifully presented and fabulously delicious at Quinoa.
Below are two additional photographs – flowers of course – that I took a couple of weeks ago using the light painting tools mentioned above. I still have much work to do to master this technique, but I will be enjoying every minute of it.