Light, Form & Abstraction / by Amanda Liew


For my second Digital Photography assignment, we were tasked with capturing "Light, Form & Abstraction." I'm starting to realize that I am really uninspired by wandering around my neighborhood and much prefer creating my own studio within my house....or maybe that's just my laziness and trying to avoid the cold! Either way, I find it much more enjoyable to take the time in my own house to set up my tripod, fiddle with my settings, and shoot the same thing 3000 times without needing to worry about a) my fingers freezing off, b) my subject flying away, c) people staring at me because I'm taking a super close shot of tin foil in public, d) all of the above. For the assignment, we were encouraged to play around with different types of lights and to point them in different directions to play with shadows and reflections.

We also have been learning how to use Camera Raw to edit our photos in the most basic ways: changing exposure, clarity, color hues, etc. It's a non-destructive editing format and it's the "pre" step to Photoshop.

The inside of an umbrella

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Lamp stand


Handheld mirror with a clamp light at the side


Perfume bottle. I actually bought black poster board for my backgrounds! It looks much better than using an old black sweater, don't you think?


Wooden puzzle pieces


Perfume bottle with left low light


What do you think this below picture is? It's the inside of a boot! I thought it looked oddly cavernous.