Have you seen Still? I love it. The pristine white background that puts the focus entirely on the object. I’ve seen how the photographer sets up her shots. It’s doable but a lot of work. Waiting for the perfect light isn’t a luxury I’ve afforded myself and I don’t like editing (I do do some but as little as possible). Besides, I’m not seeking to reproduce exactly what she does, just be inspired by it. So I took out some white paper and some flowers. You’ll see that the paper is textured (it’s for watercolors). Gotta work with what you have, right?
The off center flower is typical me.
I tried a grouping of three flowers but something was missing so I added a fourth one a little further away. It balances out the whole composition, don’t you think?
Diagonals are also typical of me.
But a straight line isn’t. I cropped this image a bit to remove some of the white space above and below the line of leaves.
I tried to create images with my flowers and leaves. This is the best one I made.
Not really my style but I’ll keep trying. Maybe more abstract placements. Like this one where I just tried to create areas of color. I had a hard time getting the perfect balance.
I like the blend of randomness and planning. Oh! Next time I try this, I should get the girls to help me with compositions. They would love it and children have a way of making you see differently…