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In the Studio: Rise n Sun Roses

By Pattyhankins @PattyHankins

Bill and I were recently working with one of our favorite models Blue River Dream in the studio. We were trying to capture the lighting and style of paintings similar to Titian’s “Venice of Urbino” and Ingres’ “La Grand Odalisque.” And since many paintings in this genre feature flowers on an end table – we got some Rise N Sun Roses to include in the scene. Here’s one of my photos from that studio session.

© 2015 Patty Hankins

© 2015 Patty Hankins

Once we done working the roses and the model, I took the flowers into my studio. I ended up photographing several different compositions that afternoon.

I started with a grouping of three blossoms.

 

Rise N Sun Roses © 2015 Patty Hankins

Rise N Sun Roses © 2015 Patty Hankins

Next up were photos of single blossoms.

 

Rise N Sun Roses © 2015 Patty Hankins

Rise N Sun Roses © 2015 Patty Hankins

Rise N Sun Roses © 2015 Patty Hankins

Rise N Sun Roses © 2015 Patty Hankins

While I liked the photos I’d taken – they weren’t quite what I was looking for. I decided to add more roses to the arrangement and fill the frame with flowers. One flower happened to be taller than the others – so I decided to try to make it stand out more from the other flowers.

My first two filling the frame compositions weren’t quite what I was looking for.

Rise N Sun Roses © 2015 Patty Hankins

Rise N Sun Roses © 2015 Patty Hankins

Rise N Sun Roses © 2015 Patty Hankins

Rise N Sun Roses © 2015 Patty Hankins

Finally – I got what I was looking for – I moved the taller flower a little higher up in the vase to separate it from the others – and moved in a little closer with my lens. I hope you enjoy what I think is the best photo of the set of Rise n Sun Roses.

Rise N Sun Roses © 2015 Patty Hankins

Rise N Sun Roses © 2015 Patty Hankins


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