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Irene Carson

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My entry to Photography Locked Down Week 8 – Let's Be Negative

Mike Browne found a way to help photographers creatively through the pandemic Lockdown by setting photo challenges for 12 weeks, which included a tutorial video with suggestions about how to approach the given challenge theme. All entries had to be taken under Lockdown conditions, i.e. in one's home or garden, had to be shot specifically for the challenge, and Facebook was used as a platform. Mike, or a guest judge, provided live YouTube feedback on select entries, gave helpful suggestions on how a particular shot could have been made stronger, and selected runners-up and a winner for each challenge. He did this for free!!! – Nature and wildlife photographers found ways to look at their immediate environment "with new eyes" and people crawled around their homes on their back and moved objects around on their dining table to put their ideas into pixels. – The programme proved so popular that it continues to this day – no longer under Lockdown conditions but we have it "Locked Down". To make it viable for Mike Browne, he asks for a small monthly donation covering the two monthly challenges. The themes are usually very broad to force us to think... If you want to be part of the fun, here is pretty much all you need to know: www.photographycourses.biz/photography-locked-down
Following are my entries to the 12 challenges and beyond, with some details or captions in my Comment below.

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NIKON D90

Nikon AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED
Aperture
f/13.0
Exposure
751619264/1073741824
ISO
200
Flash
112
  • Image type: image/jpeg
  • Exposure: 751619264/1073741824
  • Resolution: 300/1
  • Created: 28th May 2020
  • Uploaded: 20th September 2020
  • Category: Still-life
  • Views: 24
  • Likes: 15



  • MarkChinn
    1 week ago
    Very impressive water. I would not have known it wasn't water had you not explained.
    • Irene Carson
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      1 week ago
      Honestly, it is mostly in the print on the scrapbooking paper. One of my many purchases at the wonderful "Michael's" stores all over the USA. Thanks, Mark!
  • Howard
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    1 month ago
    lol. What's the difference between negative space and empty space?
    • Irene Carson
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      4 weeks ago
      If you want a scientific explanation, look it up via your favourite search engine, Howard! I am fairly certain that you are familiar with the concept of negative/empty/white space in visual arts, though, it basically highlights the subject by creating a calm area around the "positive".
  • Irene Carson
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    1 month ago
    Thank you, Stephen Hailwood, for sharing this rubber duckie!
  • Irene Carson
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    1 month ago
    [Negative space] A bit hard to find in an apartment, particularly since I wanted to create something colourful as a great number of "negative space" images have a minimalistic touch and limited colours. Rubber duckie is sitting on a printed piece of scrapbooking paper, 30 x 30 cm or 12" x 12", onto which I added two sheets of slightly crumpled clear florist wrapping plastic to better create the illusion of water. The ratio between negative and positive space is not great but sufficient to be classified as being on topic.
    • Denise Savage
      1 month ago
      I like how you achieved the water look! It certainly worked.
      • Irene Carson
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        1 month ago
        Thank you, Denise! It also made the lighting a lot more challenging...