So I stepped away from the blog for a while. Life got in the way and I just didn't have time to sit down and commit to posting to the blog regularly. I still don't have that much time, but I will try my best to post when I can. This is a macro picture I took recently of a board game piece from "Tsuro". I like the sharp shadows mixed with the yellow and grey, I will probably be focusing more on macro in the upcoming weeks.
I'm late to the environmental portrait party, but I got a few lined up to finish off the week! This is Jeff, he is a good friend of mine who is the biggest hobbyist I know. Jeff loves various hobbies which include (but not limited to) board gaming, miniature painting, role playing RPGs, and video gaming. Jeff shows such passion for his hobbies I believe it to be one of his greatest traits and it is sometime I truly admire. I asked him if I could take a picture in his hobby room and he was more than happy to oblige. The table Jeff is sitting at is one he built himself for board gaming, but can also double as a miniature painting station, our triple as a quilt making station (his wife likes to quilt).
Thanks Jeff for taking the time out of your busy day to let me capture these photos!
The theme this week is environmental portraits. The idea of these portraits is to show the subject within their space - maybe a space they identify with, maybe a space that defines them.
X-Wing Miniatures is a great game! *pushes glasses up on nose* We played it on Thursday evening, you basically move the ships around and roll die to shoot/defend. Each ship has its own set of characteristics. To up the geekery we played with the Star Wars soundtrack playing.
Man I love The Dice Tower. For those who don't know I really enjoy board games. A Dice Tower is actually a contraption you put dice into and they roll out the bottom, guaranteeing unhampered dice rolls. For this picture I decided to go for more a literal meaning: making a tower out of dice.
This website was created with the hopes of spreading the joy people have surrounding board and card games. Tom and the crew do a marvellous job reviewing individual board games, creating splendid top 10 lists, and just overall promoting the hobby. It is because of these fine people I know so much about board games. Again, no affiliation with them with regards to this advertising. I just wanted to create something.
So heading into almost our 60th theme since this project started a long time ago, we have to get creative with our themes. We like to pick themes that either incorperate a style of photography, a certain subject to capture, and generally themes that make us step outside our comfort zone.
This weeks theme is Product Placement. Meaning we are trying to take pictures like we would see in advertisements. If we want to superpose text onto the picture to make it look more like a ad then go for it, but that isn't necessarily the point. The point is to focus on the photography, and how we feel an ad photograph should look.
Enough babble. Here is my picture. I decided to do a board game shoot with one of my favourite board games: Hive. I superimposed the logo onto the picture. My first time doing such a thing so it was a good learning experience. I am happy with out it turned out.