This is a note for my week one assignment from Coursera course " Photography techniques: Light, Content and sharing' .
The term “portrait en creux,” meaning “hollow portrait” in French, is a term used to describe an image that conveys essential insights about a specific person, just as a portrait would be expected to but without showing the person at all
My life is continuously on the move and I have relocated at different countries. I am a very logical person and had decided to become an engineer when I was 13 years old.
Two years ago, I found roasting coffee beans as a hobby gave me a sensation back to my engineering days. I was so fascinated that even a 7 degrees change in temperature can completely change the taste of coffee beans.
The first photo presents the excitement of cooling down the roasted coffee beans. I focus on the moving states even with a still picture with natural light. The photo was unsymmetrical with moving hand on the right.
The second photo presents my favourite coffee roasters. I choose a diagonal line from bottom left to top right, with the depth of view focusing on the foreground. This presents the pathway of my life.
The last photo captures the moment of the present. Although I do not have the accessibility to the coffee roasters while living in London, I enjoy making fresh coffee as a start of the day.
I focused on the coffee blooming with the foam on the top with nature light.