Wednesday, August 10, 2016

2016 PhotoChallenge Week 32: White on White

At the end of last year I discovered  This is a small group of photographers who set forth a weekly challenge to other professional and amateur photographers.  What I was drawn to with this weekly assignment is that is pushes you to try new techniques and get out and take pictures on a weekly basis.  I'm taking part again this year and will also do a quick blog post about each of them.  The rules of the challenge do require that these are new pictures, not from your back catalog.  With my busy work schedule, I may not be able to get out each week and do this, so I will likely add a few of my older photos on the blog--taking the opportunity to look at the plethora of pictures I've taken and actually do some processing and weeding.

2016 PhotoChallenge Week 32: White on White

I've been super busy the past few weeks and haven't had much time for blogging.  But this week's photochallenge was worth a quick one.  The goal of the challenge is to do a white subject against a white background--but not to shoot in black and white.  A pop of color is acceptable. 

I broke out my small lightbox and used a couple of small lamps to either side to get a more diffuse lighting on this. I set up my camera on a tripod for a bit longer exposure and some stability.  I also used a curved sheet of heavy white paper as a base for the set-up.

1) Eggplants:  I grew these cute little albino eggplants in the garden this year (the only ones not eaten by our annoying local rabbit population).  I liked this set and think the green adds some contrast to the shot. 

2) Eggs! This one is pretty self explanatory. I was going to do a dozen eggs and one brown or bluish one--but these were the only white eggs we had from our meat and egg CSA TC.Farm.  

3) Rollin' Dice:  I got more shadow on this one than I wanted, but it still looks decent.  

Overall a fun challenge and got me a little more practice with white backgrounds!