Recently, I spent an enjoyable day experimenting with color and shadow. In other words, exploring light. The goal was to try and further my skills with shaping light in my studio as it relates to my still life photography. I started by arranging three different shaped glasses with red, green, and blue food coloring and trying various compositions. I moved the strobe light around, varying the angle and the height of the light. As I did I became more interested in the shadows than what began as the main subject, the colorful glasses. Color and shadow, of course, are what defines the shape of our world. Color and shadow are what give shape and volume to the objects within our two-dimensional photograph.
Of the several images, I made that day I like this one the best. And I have an idea for another setup. One for the portfolio, if I can make it happen.
“Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.” – George Eastman