For this new project, I shot idioms – showing what idioms would actually mean if taken literally. Enjoy!
Rubbing Someone the Wrong Way
This was my favorite idiom to shoot for this assignment. It turned out better than I thought it would and I love it!
If this idiom was taken literally, this was my vision of how it would look. Rubbing someone the wrong way means to get on a persons bad side and not making a good impression. I used my self timer on this one, and honestly, it only took about 3 shots to get it right, luckily. The hand and arm is credited to my sweet mother, who was very confused when I told her that I wanted her to rub my face for a picture. But she was a big help and it worked out perfect.
Get Your Ducks in a Row
This idiom is not really to get your rubber duckies in a row obviously. It means to get the right facts and to get figured out.
For this photo I used my lightbox that I previously made, and I’m so glad I had it handy because it came in great use. The link from my inspiration came from – http://www.dreamstime.com/free-photos-images/idiom.html and in the picture I got this idea from, was similar but it took a different perspective on the shot taken. I decided I wanted to try this idiom but I interpreted it for myself. I lined the ducks up and took a front shot. When editing this, I changed the setting to auto and raised the exposer. I raised the contrast quite a bit to sharped and have the shadows stand out more. I added a tad of blue to soften the yellow cast that was in it before. I burned around the shape of the ducks to make them stand out even more against the white. I really love how this turned out.
Read You like an Open Book
For this I want to create a literal meaning of words on a person’s skin. My initial idea is that I would take a photo of someone’ s face and put words over that, but I thought it would be even more ironic if the hands were in the shape of a book with words written across it.
In this I have two pictures; the hands and the words (which were shot from an open book). I combined the words over the hands and then chose overlay from the effect options. This created a nice, overlapping. I used self-timer for this, in my home studio that I made which I will show in a separate post.
Apple of my Eye
THIS turned out way better than I thought was possible for me. This is two pictures in one. For the eye, I originally had my full face, but cropped in and sharpened. The background was a slight shade of pink, so I used the white eye dropper tool to make the it solid white. I contrasted the reds and deepened the darks in the eye. I used my own light box to shoot my apple in. I love how this turned out.
Bite Your Own Tongue
This was my second try on this idiom and I actually like this one a bit more. Maybe its because of the real studio at the school I used, or if its just that I enjoy Keely’s face a bit too much.
This photo was over-exposed in the beginning but using the power of RAW, it was easily fixable.