I’ve been playing around lately with different concepts when it comes to my picture taking. I was talking about being inspired last night and how it becomes a chain reaction. For example: I’m inspired by flickr (we all know I’m addicted) -> I experiment after seeing some ideas I like -> someone else, like my friend Jill, sees my work -> it now changes the way she takes pictures. Isn’t that cool? I think so. This is the very reason why my photography skills have grown so much in the last year.
I’ve seen jump shots and silhouette shots a zillion times before. This was the first time I actually tried a combo. I like the result. I have to say the art of processing adds a lot in this instance. Look at the original:
It’s a pretty good foundation but after bumping up some of the colors and toning down others, adding more contrast and finally a drastic crop……You get something super duper grand. I just love having a digital darkroom where I can play.
Well, I put this lesson at the top of my list. I will definitely practice some more though because you never know when you will get “The Shot”