The Empty Apple: A New York City Time-lapse
Photography Unfiltered Update
Thank you so much to everyone who sent in entries for the contest. With hundreds of creative, clever and even funny taglines to choose from, it was really hard to choose just one. After much (heated!) discussion we selected “Photography Unfiltered – Inspiration Unlimited” by Kate Thomas. We ultimately chose this entry because it was – well, unlimited. It embraced the idea we wanted the show and community to be boundless, not restricted to one genre, skill level or even media.
Another favorite was Aaron K – from a comment on the blog post. We did change it just a bit to “Your passion is our Inspiration” and will be using it as the sign off from the show. As Honorable Mention we will be sending you a LowePro camera strap. Congratulations Aaron!!!
Also we wanted thank Ali Elhajj, Blake Johnson, Bryan Conner, Dennis Morassut, Gary Harris, Irene Liebler, Ivan Boden, Shawn Highfill, Victor Alberts, Paul Balchin, Tamara Pruessner, and Steven Ray Price. Your submissions were among our favorites as well.
Thank you Lowepro for your support of this contest and photography education!
Photography Unfiltered can be found:
Quick Tip: Promote Spontaneous moments! In this shot I prompted the maids to direct their attention on the bride. The reaction of the girls sparked a playful expression from the bride.
Quick Tip: Allow children to play within their surroundings, doing so will produce a more authentic and telling photograph.
Quick Tip: A few days ago I posted about using Negative Fill in portraits. There were several questions about using negative fill, so I thought I would expand on the daily post. Fill light is achieved by using a light colored surface such as a white wall or reflector to bounce light at your subject. Negative fill is the exact opposite.
Placing the subject near a very dark object “reflects” a shadow. If you look at the boy in the driver’s seat one side of his face is more brightly lit than the other. This was created by placing him near the dark frame of the car. Using negative fill in evenly lit situations creates more dimension with the play between light and shadow. Had his face been evenly lit, it would not have drawn your eye in.