Saturday, March 27, 2010

Egg

The first assignment for the C+C Photography Photo Worksop involved framing and photographing an egg against multiple backgrounds. It was an exercise in color, shadow, and object framing and I enjoyed every minute of it.

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First we had to photograph a white egg against a white background

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Next, a black background. I found this one difficult as my egg kept looking yellow in the photos. But with the expert guidance of Camilla, Carolyn, and the other participants I finally got one good shot.

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After these exercises, we got to get creative. My favorite shots were all close-ups; I also took a few with some unusual backgrounds, but they didn't have the right feel to me. So here are a few that I like.

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30 comments:

Nijola said...

I think you managed to get a white color

Congratulations:)

Bárbara said...

They are all so great, but the egg on your childs hands is just lovely.

Congratulations!

Jane said...

Love the last one and the ones on the road. Great job!

Camilla~ Bloom said...

Erin I think you did a great job, your really starting to get the exposure right with the white egg. Very nice and creative background textures with the brown egg. I also like the one where the little one is holding it gently. Can't wait to see what you come up with next week.

Neuroknitter said...

I really like the shadows in the shot above your child...and the one of your child is also very sweet. Good job!!

Oliag said...

The last is my favorite...but I love the blur of the one with the child too...I'm not part of the project but I am enjoying everyone else's work!

Stephanie said...

Nicely done!!! Isn't this fun?

Susan {Florali} said...

Little hands holding...precious!

maccandace said...

Those are great! It was hard getting the white eggs right. I'm not entirely happy with mine and feel I should spend some more time on it. I love the shadowed egg here, too. Also the speckled floor one. And the one of your child.

Kim Klassen said...

really lovely.
who knew an egg could be so beautiful....

well done... so nice to meet you

♥ kim

Tracie said...

That last one is just so lovely. I like that you cropped the egg and the light is so nice.

Christina said...

i adore the one with the speckled background. and look at those cute hands holding the egg. ; )
xo

t does wool said...

love what you did with yours...it was a fun lesson~~~

gonzomama said...

i love the last one with the warm soft light. really beautiful!

lucy said...

great textures! i love the one on the granite -- perfect!

Earth Mama said...

I love your last photo, and seeing your process of getting there. The third to last shot too is great with the abstract shadowing. good job Erin!!

:)Lisa

Jane said...

I like the different backgrounds and the child holding the egg is my favorite

Clare B said...

I love how you played with texture and black/white backgrounds in some of your first pictures. A great idea!

Linda said...

I love the little hands holding the egg. The textured backgrounds are good too.

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heather said...

i love the way your kid is gripping the egg in that one photo, it looks like he might break it!! and the light on your last photo is nice....glowy! i love it. i also really like the white egg on the speckled background, i like that juxtaposition..

magpie said...

lovely. i'm especially fond of the little hands holding the egg. gentle...gentle...

jane said...

Those are brilliant - the egg in your little one's hands is a great image, I think it really captures the fragility of the egg. The blurred image is great as well.

Patricia said...

I love the shadow photo!

simplyussix said...

My favorite is the top photo of the egg in the carton. I love the angle and colors and the entire feel of it. Good job.

Tina said...

Hello! Great photos. I liked photos 6, 8 and 10 best. I like how you done the shadow.

Once Upon A Parent said...

Those are some great shots. I love the shadow one and the hands. So sweet.

Carolyn Parker said...

Nice work Erin, I especially like those sweet little hand shots. I like the background textures in your white point shots.

Yvonne said...

Love the different backgrounds you used - especially the second, third & fourth photo! My favourite is the porous-looking background in the 5th image - beautiful!

Mtn Eng Teacher said...

If I had a bit more time, I'd do that list.....it's on my "once the semester is over" list now--I look forward to the experience! Thanks for a lovely look at all the beauty--and a not do ED. She's amazing, isn't she! I painted a piece on that poem some years back and it comes to mind every time I find a feather.....

Wonderful blog!

echolage said...

I love the second from the bottom, I love how his (?) are struggling to surround the egg.

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