This is one of my more experimental photos, I was just playing around with different materials and lighting to try to create emotion. In this instance the material was plasticine

To accomplish this, I took several steps

  • First I sculpted the shape, taking a ball and then flattening the sides. I then added the details with a sharp knife
  • Following this I experimented with various lighting, decided that silhouetting was not right and ended up with lighting it from the side to accentuate the imprints
  • I then took the picture, in auto mode. Before loading onto the computer to clean up a few cracks, and to boost the contrast a little.

My Personal critique:

The colours in this picture are acceptable, though there is a limited range. This actually helps the picture to portray a reflective emotion by reducing distractions and jolly colours

Framing and composure is pretty good, the rule of thirds is in use, and all the required / desired elements are included in the image

In relations to the objective, I would say that this photo is successful. It has created an interesting atmosphere that I would struggle to replicate with a more complex set of subjects

To improve: I would clean up the background of the image,to further reduce distraction and thus increase the power of emotions portrayed

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