Tuesday, February 01, 2011

A Cold Cold Day


Specular Highlights
Originally uploaded by killy
It's cold today. Really cold. Supposedly, it's going to drop to near 20 degrees tonight. All my faucets are on a drip and the dishwasher is running. I called off the weekly run with Adolph and Taggart and instead opted for indoor exercise (Yoga) at the YMCA.

Today i shot a black pencil sharpener and manipulated the light to create specular highlights that give a black object some shape. So there. I prolly could have spent a little more time with this shoot, but it's cold, i'm grumpy and i have a meeting first thing in the morning. Yuck.

PhotoFrustration #4: I am exceptionally scared of taking photographs. More specifically I am frightened to fail at taking photos, which is why I don't charge anyone for 'work' that i do, or why i can't seem to look at any of the photos i take after i take them. It will be weeks, if not months, before i can stand to look at them. Once i do, all i see are the problems: the bad lighting, the horrible composition, technical mistakes, etc ... I'm working on changing this, but it's still pretty darn frustrating. Even more frustrating is KNOWING exactly why you feel this way, and still not be able to resolve it.

1 comment:

colin said...

the only thing that resolves this frustration is taking more photos....many many more.