Tea Rose Original

The Birth of A Work of Photographic Art

A few weeks ago I did a post on the potential of photographic art using a before and after picture. The response was good enough to inspire me to do another.   So this week we will look at a before shot of a tea rose I captured in a garden one very hot, muggy, and sunny day.

Tea Rose Original
How can we improve this?



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As you can see, this is a nice shot of a tea rose. It also, unfortunately, looks like millions of other tea rose photographs. We want to change that. One of the ideas behind photographic art is the use of a picture as a canvas of sorts. We want to enhance the subject and give it the power that photography has as an art form.


As is right now, this photograph has some challenges we need to address. Namely, because of the bright sun, I used a photographic filter on the camera that works like a pair of sunglasses. The upside is this filter allows for more detail in bright light, the downside is that it mutes the colors.


I also want to bring out more detail. So visit us next week when I post the results of this tea rose and discover what type of artistic flair I will bring to the image.


In the meantime, form a mental image of what you think we can do with this rose.


Till next week!


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