lightsshades takes some killer flower photos. Unlike me, he takes time to think about his photos. Sharp focus, well composed and well thought out, his combination of composition and vivid colours gives that happy boost to the photo like alcohol to a wedding (don’t try at home).
Here are some of my favourites from his photostream.
This first one being not exactly original, but he has captured the colour very vividly. If the flower was darker around the edges, or was out of focus, it would have drawn more attention to the center part. The square crop suits a circular object well, but the bright petals all beg for attention, which makes the photo a tad hard to settle on. Something to consider when taking/editing photos.
This one is certainly a good example of colour, but it has the same problem as before. The flower in the background looks like a blob of dye sat on the corner of the photo. When an object is as complicated as this, then it is a good idea to include a clean background and some surrounding space so the viewer can focus on the flower well.
Now this one I consider lightsshades’ most creative, and best executed attempt at foliage worship. Titled, “Sisters”, it is one of the rare cases where an out-of-focus blob can add to an image. I’m surprised this didn’t get more appreciation as a piece of art. This is a great example of lightsshades’ mindset behind his photos.
I hope these critical reviews have tought you more about how you should think about your photos when your are taking them or editing them. Be creative, feel free to break the rules if you think that suits the subject and the photo. Thank you for reading!
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Kevin ChenI learn from every post I write. I write to learn. I hope you learn from my posts too. Enjoy, and don’t take my jokes too seriously. Feel free to correct me or add to the conversation. lightsshades told me to do this blog, not me.