I was quite excited for today's post as at high school I remember studying the works of Andre Kertesz, famous for his interesting compositions. I remember using some ideas from Keresz's famous still life photograph of the fork in a mid-year portfolio. Definitely took less time to produce today's photos compared to back then when I was using a dark room! Feels like a long time ago now, must be getting old!! I was inspired by that photo for today's post.
However I didn't have long before the natural light on my table became too weak to cast a strong enough shadow (only about a minute by the time I decided to take the photos!) and I my fork didn't sit very well on the plate so I had to hold it! And I wish I had have had a higher aperture as I think it would've looked better all in focus.
I decided to increase the highlights and shadows after I took the photos today as, normally when shooting black and white I have done this in camera settings, but due to the strong light and difficulty viewing the screen I had the highlights and shadow tones at 0 so I could see if they needed altering afterwards. Think that was a good call as some of the photos that had those settings changed in camera were a bit bleached out losing some of the structure and details in the fork.
Not quite what I was after but, it'll do!