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Wk 6 - Three point lighting

This week we got into the studio.  Terribly exciting!!!  Caryline took us through the three point lighting -

Key light this is the main and strongest light.  Used on the subjectFill light this light fills the shadows which are created by the key light.  Two stops less than the key light.Back light aims to separate the subject from the background.  Slightly brighter than the key light, the back light provides definition and subtle highlights around the subject.
Another thing to remember is to keep the ISO at 100 and that the shutter speed will not exceed 250

 Here Bruce is shot under three point lighting
Here only the fill light and back light are on.  Without the key light a shadow is cast on the left side of Jayde's face and shoulder
In this photo you can see the rim lighting on Cecilia's hair

Below are photos from a photoshoot Cecilia and I did with my niece Paris




Wk 6 - Flash Artist

Jurgen Teller A German artist, fine art and fashion photographer.  He is noted to be "one of the few top photographers left who does not retouch his photographs".  He is considered to the most important photographers of this generation.

Here Jurgen Teller uses direct flash on his subject.  There is a little shadow from the flash under the chin of the dog.  The background is over exposed leaving both the dog and roses looking blown out.  I'm guessing that the Jurgen Teller is taking the photo with one hand whilst holding the dog in the other. 

 In this photo Jurgen Teller uses diffused flash.  He may have used a diffuser as the light is even and soft.

Ernst Haas An Austrian born photo journalist and renown pioner of colour photography.

Using flash and blur Ernst Haas captures a bird in flight demonstrating the complex moment and the perfect geometric shapes the bird makes as it glides through the sky.The flash and blur emits the flash light at the end of the shot which …

Seeing exercise

I tried both of the seeing exercises and came away with different experiences.  The first seeing exercise was to name everything in sight with the wrong name.  I did this exercise while i was walking through the bush at Totara Park in Manurewa.  I did this for over five minutes.  This was a bit of a mission - i felt as though i was concentrating so hard at trying not to name things by their correct name that i literally was exhausted.  When i completed this exercised my vision seemed to be quite grey.  I don't know if that was because of the exercise or just the change in light from the shade of the bush to the open space of the car park.  I didn't feel as though i saw anything differently - but i must say when i got home i totally crashed out.

The second seeing exercise was to identify an object in my peripherals but not look directly at it.  After five minutes turn and look at the object.  The object i chose was a framed saying which hangs in my kitchen.  When i finally loo…