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SLW: Photo remakes challenge 1

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I discovered Lara’s blog about the same time I discovered Flickr as a great way to make friends and learn a lot in the process as well. Lara’s blog is incredibly informative and I’ve been reading it ever since. It has great tips on lighting, techniques etc.

Lara had been hosting a group on Flickr for quite a while which featured a different theme each month, but recently she has changed it into a new challenge called “Photo remakes”. The purpose is to remake a photo that Lara has done, either by trying to exactly replicate the original or making your own version of it. For this challenge I decided to try and replicate it as close to the original as I could. With the notable exception of not creating my own nutella as Lara has done. For the recipe have a look here.

For this first challenge the photo was thankfully not too complicated, but still you have to think about how the original was made and then reposition all the ingredients of the photo in the right order to make it look as similar as possible. As you can see above I used different bread and storebought Nutella as well.

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I just love this challenge as it is a great way to learn and forces me to think outside of my own comfort zone. First you need to try and identify how the lighting was done in the original, how where the highlights positioned and where did they come from?

That is also the reason why I chose the replicate the original as it would have been easier to make a different version. I am quite curious to see what everyone else comes up with and to find out how they thought about the process.

In case you are interested in participating in the challenge; have a look at the Flickr group on the subject and sign up! It’s great fun!

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  2. Fantastic remake! I was a bit disappointed that the group had changed, but it seems like there are still plenty of creative ideas and photos to be taken.

  3. Fantastic remake! I was a bit disappointed that the group had changed, but it seems like there are still plenty of creative ideas and photos to be taken.

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