Guest post by Vita Medelyte. Image by Inese Vecele.
A very creative image hangs in the hallways of DesignFest in Clonmel. According to the photographer Inese Vecele, the original brief was to go out and capture action/movement photography in interesting camera angles. Preparation was easy and straight forward. "Just grab the camera, pose the model and shoot". Easy as it may appear, the process of finding that one prefect image took quite a while. Inese produced a number of photographs, including the one above of @SamIsWoong (Sam Wong). Inese carefully selected several images for filtering and "this one was the best one". The original image was shot in color, then brought to Photoshop and changed into Black and White, because it gave the highest level of contrast.
Called “Speed of Light”, the photograph shows well-structured composition, balance of negative and positive space. It is not busy nor idle. The overall figure has a nice, curvy line of action and unity in direction. The scarf becomes an extension of the model's arm as if giving him the ability to reach for the sky. When asked what Inese would like to change about the image, she replied, “I am entirely happy with this image and how it turned out. In the future I would like to experiment more with the color and see what different variations I could get”.
(The image “Speed of Light” has no fixed idea behind it. You can view it and interpret it for yourself by visiting LSAD-Clonmel during DesignFest during the third week of November 2015.)