Professor Michals

Author: Mahreen Munawar

Final Project – Mahreen Munawar

For my final project, I will be focusing on street fashion photography in NYC. This topic interests me because New York is a true home to fashion and with springtime and summer right around the corner people are ready to express themselves through a lot of bold colors in there outfits which I think will be very interesting and fun to capture.

I’m quite interested in fashion and after graduating I want to work in the creative field as well so I think this project will bring my skills and how I view fashion forward and highlight my ability to capture what I like which will shine in my portfolio.

I want the overall mood of the project to be very uplifting and colorful since I do plan on portraying springtime through the pictures. The lighting I will be using is just daylight.

Link to my mood board:

HW #8: Photographic Style

Identify the lighting style used including the angle of view, and lighting pattern: Rembrandt, split, butterfly light, broad, or shot light. How much fill is used to brighten the shadows? How is a background light used to separate the subject from the background? What is the palette? How tight is the framing? What is the angle of view?

Lighting Pattern: Flat light

How much fill is used to brighten the shadows? The fill is used to help neutralize the picture instead of brightening it. Since the background has a lot going on there are no shadows.

How is a background light used to separate the subject from the background? The background light is only evident in the first example where you can see that the model’s hair is backlit other than that the background in other pictures is natural light. 

How tight is the framing? The framing is pretty open the pictures have been taken from a further angle where you can see the almost upper half of the body. 

What is the angle of view? The angle of view is mostly eye level.

Photography Hw#1

The name of the photographer is Christopher Gregory Rivera. The image is part of a series called Sinking Countries in 2019. The series was photographed in a Fijian Village of Vunidogoloa. The subject of the image I have chosen is a father and his son in their home which is built with only a number of resources and is covered in colorful clothes which are separating the rooms within the house. The purpose of the photograph is to show the contrast between the destroyed village and how the community within it has still made a way of living. The bright color clothes hung around the father and the son is making them stand out, the pattern of their clothing is also bringing attention to them. The message I see is that even though the community within this village has lost a lot to natural disasters they still have a spirit of life which is being demonstrated through the bright colored clothes they make and wear. I really like this image because it has so much color and life in it. 

There are a lot of contrasting patterns within the image, the pattern on the clothes in the background is a lot busier than the patterns on the clothes of the father and the son which makes them stand out in front of the image. There is also a bit of a contrast between light and dark. The light is coming from the right side of the image and lighting up the subject of the image while the background is darker compared to the subject of the image. There is a hint of symmetry in the background of the image. The cloth hanging behind the subject is put right in the middle of the image and it is dividing the room into three parts. The cloth under their feet is also dividing the room floor into two different sections.

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