…I think. I can’t say for sure if this will be the last post about my Inspiration Files for my FYE class, as I don’t know what the future assignments will hold, but for now, this is the final post on my previously listed inspiration files.
So, for the finale, I would like to talk about light. What photographer doesn’t love dreamy, golden-hour light? I know that it’s truly one of the elements that inspires me. I love sun flare:
I love bursts of sun mixed with shadows:
I love dappled sunlight, no matter how big or small:
And I love side-lit and back-lit images:
Basically, light inspires me all the time! The one thing I have noticed, though, is that I don’t tend to take a lot of pictures of silhouettes. While I think they can be beautiful, and I won’t shy away if I do find an instance when I feel as though a silhouette can create a great story/image, I have found while sifting through all my images that I do in fact prefer when the light brings out the details, or some of the form of the subject more so than just the outline.
In other photos, specifically my 50 Images assignment photo, I brought out my love for a shallow depth of field. I do love bringing out the subject with use of that as well. The examples of this would be from my favorites of the Queen Anne’s Lace I photographed:
While shallow depth of field isn’t the first thing I go for in an image, it is up there. Depending what type of light I have is how I first determine what DOF to use, but I do love a very shallow depth of field, especially for nature photography or some of the details at a wedding, no doubt about it!
Once again, thank you for stopping by and reading up on what inspires me the most as I continue on my journey of discovering my eye and photographic style! With every assignment and comment I find myself getting closer and closer to really being able to capture the image I want without too many extra images that may be nice but don’t quite express what I want(ed) to express.