(I just noticed that I never hit the send button on this one either, sorry again!)
I thought the painting with light exercise was really cool. I’d seen pictures like this in the past but never knew how they were done. One of the key things I learned was that the lighting must be right in order to capture the person and not the background. Also when the light fired, the motion had to be quick enough for the colored light to be captured without the light source.
This was my favorite photo today because it looks like the light is going through my face and changing colors as it does so. I also really like the shadows on my arms from the positioning of the strobe light.
I think that this picture was one of the strongest pictures that my group and I took because of the lighting and the overall idea. It took us a few tries to get a decent shot, but it was really fun trying out different ideas for a good painting with light photograph.
This photo has high contract . The person and moving light pump out on the backlight. Also, it has great balance between the person and light. The person looks straight to the camera.
I really like this shot. I created the flower shape. It’s sharp, fun, original.
The background is completed black so it make the light pop up a lot. It was taken with 8 seconds shutter speed.
This is one of my favorite pictures. We were able to achieve this effect by having a very slow shutter speed, at the time we took this picture it was 4 seconds. The aperture was really close as well, for this picture we used F13. These settings work because we had really low light with the exception of the flashlights and the flash itself, also the shutter speed was really slow so the movement of the flashlights was captured. I like the fact that in this particular picture it looks like the colored lights are actually going around her.
This is one of my groups better photos because the subject is well lit and the effect caused by the light gives him wings.
This is my favorite picture mainly because I directed this picture in its entirety. It almost looks like a 3D comic image which actually wasn’t my intention so it was a nice surprise. I was dancing gangnam style just for the hell of it. I like how my shirt was green and then the overall color of me in other shots complemented the initial flash shot.
Today’s class was one of my favorite ones because we had so much fun painting with light. One of my favorite pictures is the following one because first of all throughout the shoot we all cooperated in order to get the best pictures as possible. In this picture, I was drawing the heart while Ming was writing out the word “letter” and it came out as a really good picture, especially because of the contrast made with the colors of the both, the word and the heart, with the background. Also. the fact that the heart does not fully show gives it an interesting look.
I believe this photo is successful because the smile on her face makes the photo look happy and the lighting focuses on her smile. Also, the flash lights meets right at the beginning of the heart which looks like she never moved the flash lights.
I think that this is one of my groups best pictures. The subject is well lit on by the sidelight and the lines form in a unique pattern on his chest. I imagine the lights as armor. The lighting also makes the picture look more serious and the pose matches the seriousness of it.