The theme this past week in The Studio|Online has been hat and chair. I'll get to my hat and chair but first I want to show you my hat and bench. Since I had several photos that I liked from the shoot, I decided to play a bit. The uptop is one version. Here's another using a David DuChemin black and white preset.
It's always fun to see how the character of a photo can change with different presets or other edits. Do you play around a lot with presets? I'll be the first to admit, there are some that just don't seem to work for my photography at all but there are others that I use multiple times.
During this little exercise, I did find some new presets that I've never used before and quite liked the effect, at least on this particular set of photos. I do think lighting has everything to do with what works and what doesn't work when it comes to presets.
I've been having a lot of fun using this old bench as a prop these past couple of weeks. Here's another version of the hat and bench, different perspective.
And just in case you thought I'd totally forgotten, I did actually do some hat and chair photos.
As luck would have it, my favorite hat and chair photo is the last one which was supposed to be a 'test' shot but I ended up liking it the best.
So, the polls are open. Which do you like best?