I was excited for today’s Souvenir Foto School assignment because it finally gave me the chance to use my chalkboard painted prop table that I made a while ago. I have used it in other shots before, but until now, I never had chalk on hand to actually use it to its full potential. So hooray!
For some reason I find yellow very difficult to photograph. I’m not sure if that’s just my issue, or something that is common, but it always seems to get really blown out and loses a lot of it’s depth if you expose the rest of the scene properly. Anyhow, I think these photos turned out well enough, and now I’m going to go sip my lemonade! It’s nearly 70 degrees here today!
Oh, and I also think that it’s worth mentioning, that I took 176 photos for this assignment in order to end up with the two you see here. I think it can be easy to assume (at least for me it can be) that every pretty picture we see online or in magazines just pops out the of the photographer’s camera without a lot of trial and error…but at least for me, that is certainly not the case. So if you’re just getting into photography, or struggling to capture things exactly how you want to, just keep at it. There is nothing wrong with taking however many shots you need to get it right. You’ll learn more and more each time, and eventually you’ll be taking far fewer photos, but ending up with a lot more images that you are happy with straight out of the camera. I used to take about 400+ for a simple set-up like this. So maybe I’m getting there too! xo Ez