A visual archive of the Thirsty Thursday project.
A visual archive of the ROYGBIV project.
A collection of interesting, inspiring & informative videos focused on design and designers that will continually expand.
A collection of interesting, inspiring & informative videos focused on typography and lettering that will continually expand.
Spring is here and it’s time to renew the blog. I’m updating the theme and generally poking around under the WordPress hood. As a teaser, I’m sharing an image from a new series I’m working on. Low-key portraits of toys.
Between all my commitments I have not be able to devote the time and energy to regularly update Suite Creative Lab.
So I am putting this project on hiatus for now. Feel free to follow me on Twitter: @gregtreadwell.
The G is ROYGBIV is Green. Green is an environmental philosophy, for some a lifestyle. Green is the colour of envy and classic British sport scars. Green can be fresh and alive or it can be deadly military camouflage. Continue reading
The third colour in the ROYGBIV series is Yellow. Yellow is a colour with divergent meanings: it is the colour of cowardice and cheapness, it is the colour of sunshine and joy. It is bright and energizing and can symbolize either hope or caution. That’s a lot of meaning to put into a single shoot. For my shoot I went with what was available in my house at the time, with no effort to generate sub-text. Natural objects are represented by the humble and ubiquitous banana while No Name food packaging, Ikea dishes and a painted clay pot stand in for the man-made objects. Continue reading
Welcome to the second installment of the ROYGBIV Project. This week, for those following along, our colour is Orange. One thing to note when shooting orange hues – it’s very easy for them to over-saturate and to lose all depth in your images.
Summer is here and it’s a good time to launch a new photography project. Thirsty Thursday was fun, I sampled a lot of good beer and had fun building various DIY lighting setups and experimenting. With the ROYGBIV Project, I’ve decided to focus on a single lighting set-up and to concentrate on the technical side of shooting – logging and being aware of/in control of my camera’s settings.
What is the ROYGBIV Project?
Simply put, I’ll be shooting sample objects following the colours of the spectrum: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo & Violet. I’ll also include Black, White, Grey & Brown. My intent is to shoot 2 objects for each colour: 1 natural & 1 manufactured. Most will be shot in studio with some location shoots as needed or found.
For each shoot I’ll include a brief description of my lighting choices, share some of the camera metadata and Lightroom process as well as offer some insights on the entire process and results as I progress. My intent is to keep the Photoshop to a minimum. For those who know me, that will be tough, I’ve been retouching in PS for close to twenty years – it’ll be a hard habit to break.