Every now and then, Google decides to remind me what was happening in my life a few years ago. Well, this time it's showing me what I was doing 4 years ago, when I was working on a #creative366project
. A Creative 366 Project? Yep, one picture every day, on a leap year.
And I had decided to shoot all of them using only my phone, the stock camera app and no post processing. So as to force myself to work on my composition skills. I had limited control over lighting too, but only very limited. In this series, you can see how I was trying to create something using only a glass of water lit by a desk lamp. You can see how I was trying to shoot mostly one side or the other, to include the shadow or not. Or to keep only the shadow. Typical example of me working the composition. Until I finally decided to go for the last one, with the glass against a dark background (simply making sure I was lighting the glass but not the table) because, if I remember correctly, I felt the contrast of the bright glass against the dark background was pleasing.
This project was a great exercise, if a bit taxing, and there are still times I think I should do it again. But every time I do, I remember just how difficult it was to produce something every day ;)
Oh and big thanks to +Takahiro Yamamoto
, who got me into giving this crazy project a try.