Case of the Mondays | Skillshare Projects

Elliott Curtis

Creative Production at Game Seven



Case of the Mondays

My morning breakfast routine takes place partially at my apartment and partially at the office. While it isn't really breakfast, the first thing I normally eat is a fresh tomato off the vine while watering the plants on my porch. 

Unedited pic 1:

Then, after about a 25 minute commute, I get to the office and do the same thing every day: stand in front of the fridge for about a minute and consider what I shall concoct to satisy my pre-10am hunger. Unfortunately this is pre-Fresh Direct delivery at Skillshare HQ, so the pickings were slim. From a composition standpoint I just wanted to show a relatable view.

Unedited pic 2:

Finally, I assembled some toast with blueberry jam (there wasn't any butter left! ugh). Because that wouldn't make for much of an interesting picture, I decided to add some granola to the side. You may be asking yourseld, who puts granola on a plate? I know, not a bright decision but I feel like it balanced the canvas well. Fashion over function. In terms of the composition I wanted to utilize the early light to create long shadows, so I chose taller props like the plant and the cup. 

Unedited photo #3:


Here are my edited shots:

Edited photo 1 - used Snapseed to increase brightness and make the light a little warmer, cropped to square, centered on the main tomato. Ever so slight VSCO filter on here. 

Edited photo #2: Cropped, brightness and warmth toggled, and image straightened in Snapseed. +2F2 filter used in VSCO. I could have done a better job lining up all the perpendicular and parallel lines in the original shot though. 

Edited photo 3: Really slight tweaks to the brightness in Snapseed, then +3F2 in VSCO. I'm really happy with how the woodgrain and shadows turned out, so I kept the photo in it's original ratio. If I were to take this again, though, I would have used a higher point of view so I could capture everything in a square without having to choose what I wanted to keep in the frame. 


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