This quarter I’ve been taking Digital Photography II at Photographic Center Northwest. It’s very different than the course I took last fall, very heavily focused on fine art photography. We’re particularly supposed to work on balance, tension, emotional impact, context…all stuff I find very difficult to think about when I’m making an image. Good practice for me, anyway.
The image above was one I did for our “props” assignment. The drink is, sadly, water with food coloring in it, and the ingredients behind would make very odd cocktail if combined, but I love the colors and sense of movement in the shot. Like many of my photos, I’m liking it more the longer I live with it. I often hate my images right after I take them – does that happen to anyone else?