I didn’t know until last Thursday that I loved eggs so much. They’re okay to eat but they’re awesome to photograph. Something about their form and texture begs to be photographed. I’m participating in Carolyn and Camilla’s online workshop and our first assignment was to photograph a white egg on a white background, then on a black one and, after that, we were free to photograph any egg anywhere. Who’d have thought it would be so fun and addictive?!? It was very hard to pare down the 100 plus photos I took to those I’m posting here.
Local eggs, of course. So, here’s the first part of the assignment. I really liked Carolyn’s photos of eggs in a carton so I had to do that, too. In fact, those are my favorites of my own egg photos.
Our kitchen has almost no natural light so I photographed on my patio (shown). Instead of the usual bright, sunny weather we normally have in AZ, the first few days of this week were partly cloudy when I got home from work so the late afternoon shadows that I like were not there. The light was more diffused but I sort of like the effect anyway.
However, Friday afternoon, it was very sunny again so I did some outdoor shots around my immediate neighborhood with the white egg and its brown friend.
If you ever have photographer’s block or can’t think of anything to photograph, grab an egg and go wild. It was too fun, the possibilities are endless, and eggs look good just about anywhere you take ’em.
Ask me to do this again in about 3 months and the egg may wind up fried. You really can fry an egg on the sidewalk in the summer in Arizona. The news people do it all the time.
Check out some of the other 40 participants’ assignments, too. We’re all supposed to look at and comment on everyone else’s work so I hope I haven’t rambled on too long. Thank you, Carolyn and Camilla, for such an interesting and enjoyable assignment.