We were asked to go into the studio setting a create two images one with the background lit and then one with the subject lit for digital manipulation and then onto a separate background to create a composite image at a later date. Here are the initial images for later processing.
Processing the images.
After post processing the image we had to be aware of the other image we are going to manipulate that the light was at the same angles as in the portrait shot. We also made our subject look over processed whilst being aware that in the photography business this tool is useful but is to be used sparingly as an over processed shot would not look right unless that is the outcome we wanted to achieve as in this case.
Here is my final processed image.
Below are my evaluation and health and safety.
Digital Workshop Post Processing
Following from our workshop on digital manipulation, The most important thing that must always be in your thinking is the placing of light sources whilst photographing the subject and the background. Failure to follow this important rule could make your composite image appear to have highlights or shadows where you do not want them in the image so planning is really important. The process of manipulating the images takes a while to get used to so numbering your images is important too, as well as backing up your processes each time you complete one, so you can go back to the previous image if you go to far in one of the processes. When I use this type of editing in the future I will do the same as in this works and back-up all processes one at a time to enable me to work faster should I make any errors.
Health and safety
The only health and safety issues I encountered were whilst we were in the studio location. Trip hazards in the studio were removed prior to the shoot taking place. The only other health and safety issue was the chance other someone getting a shock from the studio lights which we are all aware of.
Following our lecture on external opportunities I looked at a variety of ways to become published and came up with this list of opportunities.
* Crowd Sourcing
I chose to look further in crowd sourcing as this is a way to become published with very little or no capital. Crowd sourcing is a way to gain money to self publish. Firstly you need to look at all the costs involved in to publish a book, secondly you need to put together a product that people will be interested in funding. In my case I am looking to source funding for a photo book , the best way to get people to fund your book rather than others is to offer some kind of incentive which could be the book free to everyone who funds a certain amount of money. To raise even more you may want to offer a limited amount of images from the book signed by the photographer and so on for each tier of donation there must be an incentive to the funder.
See research in my folder regarding crowd sourcing.
Today was Margaret Thatcher’s Funeral.
In Bradford people chose to mark the event by having a picnic in City Park. Only a handful of people turned up to the event at one point the security teams deployed to keep the peace out numbered the picnickers. Some people turned their backs on the funeral whilst others chatted shared picnic food. As a symbol some people also drank milk from champagne flutes in protest, this was to highlight the fact Margaret Thatcher was known as “Maggie Thatcher the Milk Snatcher” an unknown man from the Bradford area donned a England flag and started shouting at the funeral procession which was being show on the big screen. This man really voiced his opinion of Thatcher swearing at her and giving hand gestures whilst singing “Bye Bye Maggie”
A small but peaceful demonstration ended around 2pm today.
Reciprocity failure is the effect low lighting conditions have on film when taking images in low light conditions. This failure means it will take longer for a film camera to take a picture in low light conditions verses a digital camera.
Under low lighting conditions you may have to increase exposure times and may therefore have to take images with no subject movement in them. When increasing the exposure time the best way to do this is to open up the aperture rather than making the shutter speed slower as this may affect the colour balance over very long exposures. See detailed charts in the research part of my folder.
Below are the evaluation and health and safety for this work.
Reciprocity Failure evaluation
Following on from our lecture on reciprocity law failure I went out with some colour film to test out this theory in very low light conditions. I firstly photographed the scene using a digital camera I failed on the first attempt using colour film as reciprocity failure is much harder to judge using coloured film and the colour balance using this film is much harder to predict.
This test is to show that it takes longer to expose an image in low lighting conditions. The second test I did was using black and white film under low lighting conditions I had to increase the exposure time by slightly over double the time needed for a digital exposure of the same scene. By using a larger aperture this helped me achieve the images I wanted without losing quality. I will use this technique when photographing night scenes on film but only where I can control any movement within my image which will avoid motion blur in my images.
Reciprocity Failure Law
Health and Safety
As this test needs to be carried out during low light conditions you need to check for trip hazards and other hazards that could be location specific. The best way to get around this is to go to the location you are using before the shoot commences to check the location is safe to work in.
Following on from the previous weeks lecture we were again asked to go into a different location and use the lighting kits to gain experience of setting them up and taking interesting images that were again correctly exposed. We decided to use a prop we had found and use the location lighting kit to partly light the subjects face along with the light we had found this gave the shoot on overall added effect.
See Location Lighting Blog for the health and safety and evaluation of this work.
Below are the images of this work.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 8,600 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 14 years to get that many views.