Painting is just another way of keeping a diary ~Pablo Picasso

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Class Assignment

Josef Sudek
Well, I'm taking another photography class this spring.  This week our assignment was black and white, particularly looking at photographs by Josef Sudek.  He's got some pretty moody images; things I'd love to work on if we were in our foggy season, and he's also got lots of still life images.  My absolute favorite is the one I've included to the right side of this post: the drinking glass and egg reflection.  I have no idea how he got it looking like this! I tried, but couldn't even come close.  So I ended up working on another of his subject matter with water bubbles on the side of a vase.  He gets a lot more detail without making the lighting quite so harsh as I did.  My heart wasn't in this one.  Maybe if I were house-bound for a while, it would be something to experiment with more.  Anyway, class is tomorrow, so I'll have a new assignment for next week.

4 comments:

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

I like the way you've got the rose almost as a silhouette, very moody. I've never had the patience and meticulous approach to arrange still-lifes. While I know the name of Josef Sudek and recognise the egg image, I'm not sure I know much else of his - time for some research.

Linda W. said...

It's good to try new things with your photography, even if they are difficult. That egg image is really cool!

Sketchbook Wandering said...

It looks like we are on the same page, making posts about class assignments. The eggs are very exceptional. Your image has a dark weightiness to it which is accented so well with the highlights. I love the soft light as opposed to the crisp ones...

Gin G said...

Good class. I look forward to more. I thought that class had eggs inside. Your rose and vase are nice.