Dreams Reality Task 1 (AC 1.1, 1.2) LO1

  For my term 3 project, based around creative exploration of the dreams/reality theme, I began my research by taking photos on pilgrimage. I was able to experiment with new techniques learned in Photoshop processing, such as masking and the use of lassoe and quick select to light and darken specific areas and enhance light … Continue reading Dreams Reality Task 1 (AC 1.1, 1.2) LO1

Studio and product photography: Flowers

Term two we analysed use of studio lighting in relation to product photography. We made a presentation on a particular photographer. My presentation was on Robert Mapplethorpe, and found his studio work with flowers, both on their own and when photographed with people, incredibly inspiring. Using dark backgrounds and split lighting techniques in the studio … Continue reading Studio and product photography: Flowers

Studio: Patterns in hard light

In studio portrait photography, there are four main patterns: butterfly, split, loop and Rembrandt. The latter three are demonstrated here. (Butterfly, which I'll show next week, is straight on, with a butterfly shadow thrown just below the nose.) These portraits were shot using 'hard' light, in order to demonstrate more vividly the shadow effects. Soft … Continue reading Studio: Patterns in hard light