Winners of Soap Photography Challenge

Winners of Soap Photography Challenge

Winners of “Photo Skillz Part One”

I participated in the Photo Skillz Soap Photography Challenge a few weeks ago. It was hosted by Joanna Abbott Schmidt owner of Mad Oils.

Joanna manages a facebook group called Soap Challenge Gallery. Some how I stumbled on it and offered my image for consideration in this Photo Skillz Natural Light Challenge.

The one I offered was of my Chicken Soaps. The criteria was to use natural light. I took the image with my second batch of this soap. I remember the light coming through the sliding.

Then, I read that I won! I was thrilled! Truly happy, for a moment, but like all moments, they pass. Now, when I think on winning, it brings a pleasant memory thinking of Joanne’s words and what good company my art is in, along side Amanda and Tonya.

It was fun to participate. I’m so glad Joanne saw what I was after when I took this image. To read what she wrote about this image, go to Winners at her Soap Bar Blog page.

This gave me the opportunity to strive to shoot with natural light, which is different then just taking what I got. Which is what I did with the Chicken Soap photo. Now, I actually consider how the light is before I turn on my flash.

Amanda Wolf’s image was so clever and well positioned, I missed the running water the first look. While Tanya Rasley’s image made me almost smell her soap. Both are lovely and interesting. Well lit is one type of image, but cleverly lit is something with character. Both of the other winners have character to there images, I hope I conveyed a bit of character with the Chicken Soap photo.

Thank you, Jonanne, for seeing into my image below the surface and offering me insight to what I communicated through this photograph.

Head over to the Soap Bar Blog to read what Joanne wrote.


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