From a colour perspective I now have almost all of the shades for the colour wheel, yellow and violet were the hardest to find, but picked up some small bottles a tea lights for 10 euros yesterday. The following picture is a quickly taken shot of the assembled materials and lights sitting on my work bench.
My current plan is to use these items to create compositions in which colour is the dominant experience, shape and texture should be limited to helping to build out the colour composition. I also want to attempt to photograph light and how different transparent objects influence light, some initial ideas
- Using the glass spheres and marbles, light them from below through the translucent bottom of a Tupperware container
- Some of the small glass objects throw interesting coloured shadows when illuminated from behind. I plan to project these onto white felt or card and image the shadow not the glass
- Using a long focal length (100mm) macro lens at minimum aperture, catch the corners or overlaps between different coloured glass illuminated from behind using the spot lights - again the colour should be the subject not the shape of the glass container
I will post my first experiments once I have them