Photo Challenge Number 3 - TIME

Graceful By Graceful, 15th Jan 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Are you a creative person who sometimes feels stuck and don’t know what to create? Take on this challenge! Challenge number 3 is “TIME”.

Time is Running

When I saw this challenge on my list I immediately thought about clocks. Time has to include clocks or watches I thought. If you google “Time” and browse through images this is exactly what you’ll find. As time is running you’ll even find clocks with little feet running around the Internet.

Doing it without Photoshop

It’s easy to manipulate a photo of a clock by adding feet and all kinds of stuff in Photoshop, but this time I didn't want to use Photoshop other than for cropping and maybe minor light adjustments. I wanted my image to be finished the moment I pressed the shutter release on my camera.

I intended to show that time was indeed running. But how could I illustrate that without using Photoshop? I had this idea of a clock that was either melting or flowing on one side.

The Creative Part of the Job

After some heavy thinking I made cupcakes. I served some and I ate some. Then I had white frosting on one and added my modest painting skills to paint a clock using food color. I put the cupcake inside a soft box light tent for photography and used one studio flash from the side. The melting part was done with a hairdryer.

The Result

This is my result. I am sure a lot of you creative people out there have some amazing ideas on how to illustrate time in an artistic way, whether it’s by painting, writing or sculpting or other crafts! Take the challenge!


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I am a photographer hoping my art will give the viewer a moment of escape. I will write about art and also add some photo challenges as well as everyday stories and travels.

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author avatar Lady Aiyanna
19th Jan 2014 (#)

I have done piccys without photoshop. Check out Frozen Fire, its without photoshop just the Sun and Angle creating the pictures.

Photoshopping helps in tints and shading but when your features are tainted no amount of it will help as the truth is always seen in the picture either with Botox, the skin texture etc. Mine is natural, I can look the same even without make up....

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