Monday, May 4, 2009
This is my fav from the weekend. Unedited. At first I wasn't even sure why it stood out, then I remembered another thing I learned from one of the photography books I was reading a few days ago... I will try to explain this where it sort of makes some kind of sense.....(The book is from our library called, Compete Digital Photography 4th Edition by Ben Long).
He says that our eyes are more sensitive to contrast than to color. Who knew!? That is why lighting in photography is key, that is why evening and morning are the best times of day to take pics. The side light makes long shadows and more contrast. I image that this is the reason we are often drawn to black and white photos so strongly. The contrast!
Another book said if you want to make something look interesting light it half way... like side light that only lights half or part of ones face.
I also learned to day how to make pics really big on my blog. Tell me if you like them like this or not, or if you can even tell on your screen. I am curious to know how it looks.