Travel Postcard

Travel Postcard - student project

I had a lot of fun with this project. Thank you Sean for this course and your valuable tips. I don't usually take a picture like that, so I've tried a lot. My artwork is a travel postcard. Since there is a lot of white space around the subject, it was a little challenge to drape something there, which is why I sometimes worked with objects on the card.

Travel Postcard - image 1 - student project


Travel Postcard - image 2 - student project


I made this travel postcard after our last trip to China. We were in Sichuan and made a trip from Guilin to Yangshuo. It was fantastic. Exploring the river and the surrounding area on this raft was amazing. Apart from the engine noise, there was a heavenly calm, everything was peaceful and harmonious. I wanted to express that with my small (stylized) illustration and that should also be reflected in photography.


Travel Postcard - image 3 - student project

I know the chopsticks dominate the picture a bit, but it has an interesting dynamic.


Travel Postcard - image 4 - student project

I love china. And since I have a garden, I absolutely had to plant bamboo. It serves as my background here.


Travel Postcard - image 5 - student project


It is difficult for me to estimate when white is too bright or too gray. Sometimes it looks too dark, but if i only make it a little brighter it´s too bright ...


And here are a few more experiments.

I like the picture with the water splashes. There is one crucial mistake, but I like the look :)


Travel Postcard - image 6 - student project


Travel Postcard - image 7 - student project


Travel Postcard - image 8 - student project


Travel Postcard - image 9 - student project

I also liked putting the postcards on a travel card or an old suitcase.


I took the photos with my Sony alpha 57, 35 mm lens. I tried something out with the aperture. It is between f / 3 and f / 8, ISO 100.