Take a Picture – Stretch Your Design Dollars!
1) See your subject in a new way – it doesn’t matter whether you are shooting family members or flea market finds. In one of my shots I placed rose petals between stacked glass plates – those transparencies featured in the 2012 color trends focus on the depth and playfulness of color you can see through.
2) See your shot through the camera’s lens. This is why so many people take pictures that are cut off in odd places – pay attention to where your images begin and end
3) Try Reinventing every day items. Pop artists like Andy Warhol and Wayne Thiebaud created art by reinterpreting everyday items, forcing us to see them in a new context. The camera lets anyone do this without paint, brush, or years of training – and if you take your image to Kinko’s or a local print shop, they can add the large-scale for you.
4) A vignette is a partial view of a scene or composition. They always feel more intimate because the viewer is forced to confront the subject up close and personal. This format offers a more personalized view of the person, place or thing. Vignettes are an easy way to get a great shot – take a dozen different vignettes and one will probably be fantastic!
A marble, candle stick and seltzer water are lying around the house, but combined create color, depth and interest in combination with your other home decor!