I thought I'd get my contribution to this week's Photoblog theme shot early for once. With the days getting dark earlier and earlier I needed to find something indoors and my eyes alighted on the teasel I cut from our garden last winter. It's looking a little worse for wear these days (not to mention covered in cobwebs, as you can see in my second picture!) but I still love its curly tendrils.
The theme for this week is 'different perspectives' - so two pictures of the same subject taken with different composition, light or perspective to create a contrasting pair of images. I decided to vary both my composition and light. For the first one I softened my flash by using a white Rogue Flashbender panel, giving quite a diffuse light. By contrast, the second shot was light with a grid positioned over the flashgun. This focuses the light into a narrower beam so you only illuminate specific areas of the subject. Indeed, I discovered it focuses the beam so well that it failed to light any of my subject in one frame - a careful aim is required!
If you like the idea of participating in our weekly theme over on the forum do pop over and see what it's all about - you can find the current theme thread here. You don't have to shoot fresh material for each theme but it's a great way to motivate yourself to get out with your camera. There's also another thread about suggestions for future themes so do let us know if you've got something you'd like to see set as a theme.
7 November 2017