In week five of Cheryl's Frugal Still Life Photography class we were encouraged to use complementary colors in our still life. The class materials also discussed a little more about imitating the old masters, but I decided one week of the old masters was enough for me! Instead, I decided to start with yellow (is anyone surprised?) and add in a little bit of its complementary color, purple. Here's a look at my favorite shots - I did tweak the lighting and levels a bit on these in Photoshop Elements.
This last one is my favorite, so I decided to play with it. I added one of Kim Klassen's textures to soften it and then included a quote in the complementary color.
Here's a look at my setup with the light coming in from the side.
I'm really enjoying this class and am having FUN setting up these still life photo shoots with simple items from around the house. If you missed the class this time, Cheryl will be offering it again starting in March - check out the details here.