Monthly Archives: May 2015

Third Shooting- Marielos Osorio

For my third and last shooting, my big idea was to show what the headphones do for you, rather then what they are. What I mean is to show how music brings people together and how the headphones help us in that process. On these shoots, the product is not the main focal point. These pictures focus on people interacting and using the product in a friendly and realistic way.

In these pictures, I used a white background with plenty of light. The feeling is of friendship and joy. The lighting really helped bring that idea to life. I do think some pictures came out very bright. Others a little dark, but in the end I got some nice shoots. On my opinion, the concept within the picture is there.

Second shooting-Marielos Osorio

On my second shooting, I personally faced many complications, especially with the lighting set-up. I moved the light around. I also increased and decreased the light, so that the glare was nice. Overall, the picture came out darker than expected, but the mystery feeling I was looking for is there. I experimented with some angels as well, positions and some color (Blue).

For this shooting I was going for a mysterious felling. The light did reflect that mysterious looking that I was aiming for. To set-up the right amount of light, on my opinion, was the hardest part. Additionally, on my first shooting I had a model. On this second one, I didn’t. Moreover, because the product was by itself, I added sunglasses to recreate a face looking feeling. Both, the glasses and the headphones created a human face without having to have an actual person there. The shoots also reflect a luxurious feeling, which I was looking for as well. Overall, the composition was good but the lighting could have been better.




For the last time of my shooting, I use color paper to shot with my watery fruit. The result comes out pretty nice, but I think the most important thing with the color paper is setting and the position of my fruit. I use green light to shot with lime, and also this time I use continues light. It is bring enough and the background color is very elegant. When I see the photos after, I feel very happy with the photo. Also, I figure out that if I shot without any light light, It comes out with some kind of darkness sense too, but we still can see a clear reflection under neath it. I like this shot.

Third Shooting _ Yoshiko

I was third person to shoot this time so I barely have time to shoot today. I did’t have enough time to experiment around the different settings, but the settings with the top soft box, flash underneath and white background makes the sliced citrus look I was trying to abstract pattern with the surface of citrus kind of mystical. I used 200mm lens which i wasn’t used to it, so i had little hard time to focus on the subject for the first attempt. Some of those photo came out interesting, but I wish I had more time to experiment other settings, too.

Second Shooting – Yoshiko

I changed the the contents of vegetables and light settings from the first shoot. I used underneath light this time so the subject got seen pretty vivid and fresh this time; but the one thing that that I struggled with was that the middle of frame had just right amount of exposure but the edge of the flame was dark. Then I tried two underneath soft-box put next each other, then the area where were exposed to the light got wider and softer, so the flamed area got evenly bright. I think it ended up succeeding in terms of lighting this time.

Thoughts on the Third Shoot – Wilbert Perez

Concluding our studio shots for the final class project, I worked on the composition for my shots. Using a 10 x 8 document for my canvas, I split my camera shot of my phone with a photo of a actual handheld digital camera. Doing this I scaled the two photos proportional to each other and used the transform tool to warp the phone to match up with the camera’s reflection. For the end result I was able to capture to the look and feel of my objective for the final. I will go back to this composition and use new dimensions for my document and also sharpen my subject as well as blacking out the background if needed.

Final day of shooting

I didn’t get to shoot today because I modeled for 3 different people. I think I have enough for my final to be good. My strong point is i think i shot the product very well since that was my goal. The only weakness is maybe not shooting enough to have 6 solid pieces.

2nd Shoot

This week I shot with models and it was a better experience compared to the week before. I got to capture different peoples styles and actions even though they all shared the same brand of shoe. It was good to get some shots that I could probably composite together to make one ad.

Final – Second Shot


I didn’t shot for the first time, so this post will be my first shot for my final project. My theme for the final project is fresh fruit drinks for summer. After I have done shooting, I figured out that my lighting is a bit dark in the front. I had a strobe light on top and one under neath. What works out for this time is the splash. I throw the fruit into the water, and it came out pretty nice, and I tried to throw the fake ice into the water, it came out good too. I also shot the water with the fake ice. the shadow and the ice have a nice contrast, so It looks pretty elegant, even it is just a glass cup of ice water. Next time, I will be shooting with color papers and try to shot with the continues light. I think I have enough splash photo, so I want to try to shot with the color paper and continues light.

Second Shoot – Josh Rojas

The second shoot was an improvement, after experimenting with different setups I finally found one I could expand on. I used the black plexiglass instead of the wood table , it gave the drum more life with the reflection underneath. I also started experimenting with some motion blur to show the model in action. Foe the next shoot I would like to get a few more angles with the setup from last week. I plan on using some of the color gels to make the shot lively and add another light for the model.