Tuesday, April 01, 2014

"Inanimate," 52 Frames Weekly Photographic Challenge

I'm sticking with calling the weekly "theme" a challenge in our 52 Frames facebook photography group. For this week's photo we had to photograph something inanimate. It ended up that I wasn't the only one to shoot a doll.

Here's the explanation I gave:
Inanimate, what a cooperative model I found...One of the saving graces of the simple. low-paying job I have in Yafiz, Sha'ar Binyamin is that I'm the de facto "window dresser." OK, we don't have windows, but we do have inanimate "models" who are very cooperative. I really wanted to use her a couple of weeks ago as a hidden doll among humans, but it wasn't feasible then. I photographed with both my Galaxy II and Canon PowerShot A620. The Canon won, shot in automatic and nothing to crop out.
And here's some of the dolls, or more exactly manikins I had as runner-ups.

A lot of other group members chose baby dolls, so maybe I should have submitted this last photo.


Pesky Settler said...

I like the last photo as well. The only thing I would change is making it look more like a studio shot - putting the dummy in front of a solid background. IMO, the background (on all the photos) is distracting ad takes away from the subject.

Batya Medad said...

Pesky, you have a point. That studio look would have had been even more inanimate.