Monday, November 12, 2007

Your Monday Photo Shoot: Mood Lighting

"If you're photographing in color you show the color of their clothes, if you use black and white, you will show the color of their soul."


Your Monday Photo Shoot: Make a moody picture. By which you can use mood lighting of some sort, or possibly arty black-and-white, or whatever you need to in order to give the shot that certain moodiness. It's hard to describe, but you'll know when you see it, I'm sure.

-John Scalzi (By The Way)

Yep, John was right, I did know it when I saw it. I hope it's acceptable to dwell a bit on Halloween, but you see, I love that day so much. I start photographing the minute I get up, and usually keep going well into the night, as the subjects present themselves. :) I took this photo of Mr. David Duchovny Pumpkin, 2007, in black and white, because it was an overcast day, and I was going for exactly the kind of moodiness that John is talking about. It's cool that I have a good excuse to show him off. :) Did you notice that Mr. D.D. Pumpkin's eyes are D's? Tee Hee.

"Mr. David Duchovny Pumpkin"
Berkeley, California
October 31st, 2007
Late Afternoon


Karen Funk Blocher said...

Great design on both the shot and the pumpkin!

julie said...

Ack! I can't see the picture. I've tried two browsers. Perhaps it's a Blogger hiccup. I'll try again later.

julie said...

Ah, now I can see the picture! It was worth the wait. I like it!

The Great Pumpkin said...

Nothing left to do now but rot.