I find this the hardest part, perhaps because I take too many images and in this case too many objects. I have printed a final selection of 36 images in both colour and monochrome and decided to lay them out in different configurations. I have taken photos of these options so that I can continue to look at them for the next few hours and hopefully order my final assignment prints.
I also sought feedback from the OCA discussion board:
I may also post a link to this exercise on the OCA discussion board to get some feedback, I am beginning to worry that I have deviated from the original brief. But then again they are all based on artificial , managed light. I have a variety of images using either the portaflash light units against a black background, an artists light box to shine light through the objects and a scanner to use light over an object. All of these gave varying results.
Overall I am leaning towards the monochrome as it concentrates your view to the shape, form and texture of the object but there are a few exceptions where I think the colour adds to the image.
- This focuses on shells and flowers with the studio lit objects above the scanned objects, I like the contrast of the hard shells next to the soft delicate flowers.
2. A selection of organic objects lit by studio lighting
3. A mix of objects lit only by an artists light box (The tomato clearly needs some adjustment)
4. Vegetables, concentrating on texture
5. Food items lit with the artists light box
6. Another mix of food items (I would need to crop to the same orientation) It focuses on three objects showing the studio lit object with it also scanned and light box lit, showing the exterior as well as the interior view. The egg had its shell dissolved in white vinegar to show the membrane.
7. Flowers and shells , using studio light.
8. Images taken using a scanner
9. Studio lighting with organic objects
10. Using a triptych style with a mix of studio lit and light box.