For my final project, my theme is toy photography. Within a dimly lit room, I will use it as a controlled setting for lighting to create certain emotions to drive scenes I want to make with my figures.

 I liked a number of the labs we’ve done throughout the semester but if I were to choose I liked the ones where we had to show the deposition of the people or objects we photographed using lighting to display a feeling the most. toy photography. I will be using a dark room, a white wall or background, and LEDs to try to give a sense of movement and living.

I would also like to experiment with whether or not I should keep it being only a dimly lit room for my studio, and if I should expand to also taking my photos at night in outside settings like parks and restaurants within my area to show more of an adventurous side to the scenes I want to set up with my figurines akin to the photographers I will be referencing below.

 I will also be using the rule of thirds, leading lines, and Figure-to-ground techniques to help push the sense of movement and direction I want my viewer to see. Since I had a bit of trouble with using the lights during the lab we had been using gels and stuffed animals I found it intriguing enough to take another look at it and see if I can grow from the mistakes I made during it. The use of leading lines and figure-to-ground will aid with the clarity of my images so they would be less likely to come out as a blurry mess and the direction in which I want the viewer to process my photos though I do feel I may still struggle with the lights.

Jared Middleton

Mitchel Wu

David Levinthal