This time our creative prompt is more of a specific challenge – to use a lightpad to create an interesting backlit photo. You may be thinking, “I don’t have a lightpad” but you likely do. A lightpad is just a flat, lit surface to place your subject on in order to back (or through!) light it. You can use any iPad, monitor, TV screen or even a sunlit window as a lightpad.
This creative prompt is somewhat vague – darkness. It may sound difficult at first, but this vagueness gives you a lot of creative freedom. Sometimes we have freedoms that we don’t even know we have. 🙂 Darkness has many cultural and connotative meanings that can be explored or you could attempt it more literally with a low key (dark) image. Remember that visually, darkness is the only way that we are able to perceive light – the whole yin and yang of realities.
During my visit to Japan last Spring, I spent a lot of time alone at Shinto Shrines. I cannot put words to the calm and peaceful feeling that I found in these spaces but it is a gift both from the place and from inside oneself. I believe this serenity is available in many places – shrines, mountains, churches, forests, temples, the seaside, open water, rolling fields, hidden lakes and even your own back yard if you are willing to seek it there. 🌳✨💚
a quiet moment with the sea
South Carolina is a beautiful place. Admittedly I do take some artistic license as well. I like to make things mine. Or show them through my own personal filter. How do you feel about photo editing? Do you feel photographs should show exactly what a place or person looks like? Or is it ok for […]
Thinking of snow as I currently melt in the southern US. ❄️ (note the two people for scale)
I would love to be back in this place rather than having a pipe dug up from beneath my garage. ~sigh~ Where would you like to be?
This is not a view of De Kelders, but rather from it. I hope your Sunday is this relaxing. I am spending mine reading, printing and preparing gifts. Tech: Canon 5dmk3, 70mm , ISO 100, F11, 25 seconds, single image.
Sometimes colour appeals. I’m still revisiting my images from South Africa. Circumstances have kept me from going outward to shoot recently, so I’ve been “traveling” through my hard drives. For the tech people: Canon 5d3, 24-105 lens, ISO 100 F11, 30 seconds, multi-image stitch.