Modify your Light

Being a photographer means working with light and there are a lot of ways to add to or change the lighting in a given situation to achieve a shot you want to create. In this series of photos I show how the same composition looks with three different lighting options. 

  1. Photographing the camera with no light modification 
  2. In the next photo, I added some filter to soften the light with a diffuser 
  3. This final photo shows the composition with a diffuser to filter the light and some continuous lighting added to fill in the shadows

6 Objects, 1 Block, I-Phone Photo Challenge

Today, we had the assignment of photographing 6 different bottles of alcohol to create compelling images to use in social media for 41st Avenue Liquor. It occurred to me that this could be a great exercise for photographers who want to sharpen their creativity, to tune up their chops, and to push their sense of design and composition. It’s a productive constraint: 6 objects, 1 block, using your phone. If you really want to, you can make great photographs anywhere. You could go get a six pack of different beers to try this exercise on your own.