I’m running a bit behind this holiday season, but after much procrastination, here’s behind the scenes production of this years Christmas Card.
This photo story discusses how to avoid distracting elements when taking landscape photographs. In this analysis, I’m attempting to create an image of the Newport Bridge, a local landmark in Rhode Island, and in doing so came across two obstacles. The first, being a lack of inspiration at the start of the shoot and the second trying to avoid all the distracting elements that you don’t want present in the final photo.
Are you having a long, stressful week? Then lets break stuff! This is not an original concept, but it’s something that I’ve never had the opportunity to shoot.
I started by sketching compositions in my awesome moleskin hipster notepad. I like to doodle out ideas first because it will help me gather my thoughts and I can make notes as to what props or special equipment I might need.
Here’s a short video demonstrating how you can make mundane objects look fantastic! When I first saw these colored glass bottles in the clearance rack at the craft store I knew they could make for an interesting photo. Here is a video documenting my journey to bring these 25 cent bottles to life.