This image was taken my Aoz Kan and published on his word press blog. It was taken as a series of natural light still life images that he took in a challenge he set himself.
This has been taken in front of a window in a carpeted room. We can see from the reflection that the window is semi covered with horizontal blinds. In the right third there is a large dark coloured vase filled with light flowers. The rest of the image around the vase is negative space however the reflection from the light leaves a horizontal stripe pattern across the carpet.
This image has been light with natural lighting from what is coming in from the window. From the reflection it looks as if it has been taken in the late afternoon when the sun is starting to get lower in the sky. The lighting is going almost diagonally across the image up to the left hand corner. This works as a leading line up through the image. There is a dark shadow silhoute of the vase in the middle of the reflection.
This image was taken by Mandi Johnstone for a lifestyle website. In this image we see 11 mixed coloured apples sat out in a flat lay on painted white wooden boards. One of the apples is sliced in half revealing the space where the seeds would be.
A backlit set up has been used which spills over and around the apple creating generous highlights and minimal shadows. White foam boards will have been used at each side of the camera to give it the light washed image. The camera will be on a tripod and positioned over the apples looking down.
This style of lighting and the organisation of the apples gives a fresh and airy feel to the image. This refreshing look promotes a clean living lifestyle.
Sam Kaplan is a New York based photographer who works mainly in commercial advertising. This image is part of his projects that he uses for his portfolio.
In this image we see two items, a man's black deodorant can with a pink tampon applicator leaning against it. The deodorant can is the biggest item in the image and is sitting just off centre and in the left third. The can is spraying deodorant which suggest this might have been taken with a timer as the photographer pressed it and quickly moved his hand out of shot or that it has been added in during post processing. The top of the tampon is resting against the can and the bottom of it is sat just off centre to the right. It has the string coming out the tip and going in the same direction as the spray of deodorant.
This has been taken in a studio. The objects are sitting on top of a sheet of perspex glass that gives off the reflection of them at the bottom. It is taken with a teal coloured background. We can see from the reflection on the can that it is being lit from left and right, possibly with white wash boards at each side with the light.
|I feel this is a powerful image representing the male and female relationship. It is as if the female (represented by the tampon) is leaning on the can for support and the spray of deodorant gives the impression of him being protective over her.
This image called "Disco Melon" has been taken by photographer Paloma Rincon. This was taken for commercial purposes to be sold on.
In this image we see a watermelon that has been covered in tiny rectangular shaped mirrors. The melon has been cut in half to expose the red flesh inside and seeds. The melon is sitting on a teal green background.
It has been taken in a studio with a light source coming in from the left corner. We can see this from the reflection of the light on the mirrors and the shadow to the right of the melon.
In this promotional image of Johnnie Walker Black Label we see the bottle sitting in front of a skyline. This would have been taken in front of the window and we can see from the reflection along the side of the bottle it has been lit from the right. It is sitting on a reflective surface which creates streaks of light coming from the windows of the skyline.
This style of photography gives the illusion that this whiskey is drank by the elite in office buildings over looking skylines. This could encourage people to drink it to feel like they too are part of this.