What in the free world is a girl to do with a picture of a rock?
I've been pondering this question since midnight last night when I saw Scott's post. I came up with quite a few pretty decent ideas actually. But when I awoke to see the windiest conditions Chicago has ever seen, I knew I was going to have to come up with a indoor plan.
Don't judge me, it was early.
and more brainstorming....
Then suddenly, it hit me.
Rock, Paper, Scissors!
I can play with paper and scissors. But how does one translate a kindergarten picture into a cool photo. Yeah, I could take a picture of my beautiful daughter playing with her pretty pink scissors or I could take a picture of my hands cutting paper or...
I threw my hands in the air, and there it was.
Nikon d40 18-55 3.5-5.6
Shutter speed 1.00sec
focal length 23mm
spot light from below
I knew I didn't want a background and I wanted the only light to come from below. Don't ask why, it's just what I wanted.
So I headed to my unfinished basement and found a dark corner. I hung up a very dark blue blanket over the concrete to create a feeling of negative, infinite space behind the falling paper. I got out the work lights I borrowed from my brother Justin and set it up on the floor. Working quickly because those lights get crazy hot, I covered the lamp head to diffuse the light, set my camera up on the tripod and began shooting.
Once again I used my 10sec self timer on the camera to allow me two free hands to throw the paper strips with.
To be fair I will admit I did not use a pair of scissors in this project. I used my paper shredder instead. I maybe be crazy but I'm not stupid.
There was no post processing other than a crop so I could achieve a little more vertical feeling on the photo.
Now, who wants to play?
Sere... you up for a game. How about best 2 out of 3?