Posted on October 25, 2020
For this week’s Smartphone Challenge, the prompt is ‘Film Noir’ – ‘dark and moody’. This is another moonshot from just outside our house. I think it qualifies.
52 Week Smartphone Challenge: 43 Film Noir
Posted on October 10, 2020
The last few weekly Smartphone Challenges have been relatively straightforward, but Week 41 is a bit of a toughie.
“Color Theory is a huge part of a composition that most photographers don’t explore. So it is time to explore it. Use Color Grading to create an image that looks like it is a still from a movie.”
Having read that, I wasn’t much wiser, so here’s what I’ve done. This photo was taken in August, just after sunset, with a full moon partly veiled by thin cloud cover, so the image was pretty much monochrome.
I pulled back some of the detail in Lightroom to give a hint of detail in the trees. At a stretch, you could imagine the opening scene of one of those fifties horror movies where a car carrying two cheerful teenage couples breaks down just outside a dark, looming mansion – and, like a bunch of idiots, they go and knock on the front door….
52 Week Smartphone Challenge: 41 Colour Theory
Posted on January 18, 2020