Bookography is a fun new way to share the beauty of books with photography. Take a picture with the book being the focus or inspiration and share the picture(s) you have created for the week.
Bloodrose by Andrea Cremer
I went through a few different ideas for this picture while I was trying to find the supplies I need to create this photo.
I was going to get a fake fabric rose, but I didn't want to spend $3 for a semi decent looking rose. My next idea was to make a silk ribbon rose, that didn't work at all. I tryed teaching myself through YouTube videos, but I couldn't figure it out. I remembered I had these paper craft roses and I decided to try it.
I was thinking originally I wanted to have more "blood", like a pool of blood with more splatters on the rose, but when I was setting it up and trying to figure out how to incorporate the book I noticed the single drop of blood. So I decided to try simple
Originally I always had the mirror idea, but I wasn't sure if I wanted to put a pool of blood on my little decorative mirror. I then got the idea while at the store to get a frame, have the glass sitting on the book with the bloody rose on top. I did buy the frame, but as I was setting it up I decided to make this easy and try the mirror.
I wanted to have the red really pop in this photo, so I saturated the oranges, yellows and greens. Added a little Fill Light and there you have it the final photo.
If you would like to participate please do. I will post my Bookography post each week on Wednesdays. I would love if you would link back to my blog and share your own link in the comments.
To see my previous weeks pictures check out my Bookography tab