Shot of the Day #81
A little while ago I was contacted by a paper company so intrigued by my Paper Sculpture photography that they wanted to use one for an upcoming exhibition. When I first did these three years ago I wasn’t thinking of the potential commercial value of these photographs, but more so a stand alone abstract. So, with that in mind I set out to replicate and refine my paper sculptures and present a fresh and more commercial series for the paper company to review. Long story short, they went with their first choice to begin with, as pictured below and winner of Shot of the Day!
Nevertheless, the moral of the story is that when you revisit a series or even return to a certain location that you once photographed its interesting how you approach it from new angles. Its the consequence of time and experience allowing you to incorporate new techniques and a refined sense of direction. Case in point, three years ago I was shooting with nothing more than the intention of making some call imagery, but today I am looking to create photographs that will be of value, maybe even timeless, and thinking of that final step of bringing it to market that influences each exposure I create.
But in this instance maybe I got lucky:D
- Taken in April 2010
- ISO 125
- F 5.6
- 1/80 secs
- 50 mm
- Sony a350
- Sony 18-70
- Post-Processing: Adobe Lightroom 4
- Single Fluorescent desk lamp: Paper Sculptures – Lighting – DIY
One more from my first series:
The following photographs were taken three years later. With my Sony a99 & Zeiss 24-70, however more importantly the same lighting setup.
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