Pointing the camera up at the sky allowed for a simpler composition; basically just the blue background and the white flowers. Like many of my favorite images the light comes from behind so that the image glows like stained glass.
The old-fashioned simplicity of this rose appeals to me. I found this native rose growing in the prairie about 10 minutes from my house. Below is a painting of Carolina (pasture) rose by Mary E. Eaton from a 1917 issue of National Geographic.
Beautiful subjects like orchids don’t always make beautiful pictures. It is easy to be so distracted by the flower that the picture fails. I try to visualize the print as I look through the viewfinder.
When working with artwork for healthcare, try to choose images that will comfort rather than a challenge as seen in the veins of these Hosta leaves which create a simple but pleasing pattern. Here I played with some backlighting to add interest. This image can be enlarged up to 20 feet!
When searching the natural landscape for healthcare appropriate images, my mindset isn’t looking for just any visually interesting composition. I believe it’s critical for me, and the art consultants and healthcare designers to put themselves in the place of the patient, family, visitors and staff. Empathy is one of the most valuable life skills, with… Read More