Though we only needed three medias, I chose to use five: Ink, chalk, color pencil, graphite and oil pastel.
My composition was meant to show several different distances and interesting shapes. For example, I made the polaroid in the very front and foreshortened, whereas the sunglasses was kept all the way in the back. The slanted paintbrush also allowed a lot of shadow and value to show.
I feel like the oil pastel bottle and ink paintbrush ended up the best. The white and blue pastel really showed the highlights and shadows in a glass bottle, as well as the ink allowed the paintbrush to stand out and look realistic. The colored pencil box and ink polaroid, I think, could have been done better. Though I tired to add as much value as I could to both of them, it didn’t turn out as I hoped it would.
Four ‘Managing Time’
Freezing the Action: Definitely the hardest part of this photo was getting the timing right, as I had to make sure I got the exact moment I needed. At first the fast shutter made the picture look too dark, but after tweaking the ISO and aperture, it looked more normal.
Light Trails: This photo was less of a challenge due to the fact I took it by accident. Whilst practicing different shutter speeds, I aimed the camera at the theatre lights, unknowingly moving. This caused an interesting squiggle of light all over the image.
Passing the time: This photo was one of the hardest images to take because the ‘model’ had to stay in each position long enough for the pose to show up, but then quickly move to the next position.
Painting with Light: This photograph took a long time to shoot as we spent the entire class trying to figure out how to properly ‘paint with light’. Eventually we found out to make spaces between letters you cover up the flashlight, and you have to move really quick in the background so your body won’t show up.
Two ‘Managing Focus’
Deep Focus: The most challenging part of this was to keep everything in focus rather than just a specific area of the photo, meaning I had to use the manual mode and pick how the focus should look.
Shallow Depth of Field: The hardest part of getting a shallow depth of field was making sure everything in the background was blurred out. A lot of the time the dandelion wasn’t the only thing in focus, and the background would end up being distracting.
Four ‘Additional Images’
Freezing the Action
Painting with Light
Freezing the Action