Author Archives: anna

Final – Goldilock and the three bears

I’ve chose the fairy tale – Goldilock and the three bears. I decided to be very close to the story plot, and to be literal with the storyboard, as I want to recreate authentic mood. That is why I prepared props a day before, first I planed to shoot my friend as a main character Goldilock, but there was a conflict of time the day of shooting, so I was left with nothing but become a main character myself and asked for a friend to shoot me under my directing. That is why it took me longer even after instruction what kind of shot to took and how to frame, so I was checking every photo taken to be sure, that it is what I want. The difficulties I faced was setting the camera to shoot in very  small room, that is why I need to be more creative with angles of shots. So I live in loft I have a ladder to the attic, that gave me a chance to shoot from above.

Recreating a photo

For this assignment I recreated a photo of the photographer Platon. I set up butterfly lighting in the studio and , prepared propes, such as a chair. The most challenging was to direct a model to match the scene, and get a proper framing.


This class I learned how to set light for dramatic type of shoot. I practiced position of lighting source to create different light effects. Practiced changing background for shooting in studio. Practiced choosing type for PSA poster, and placing text, logos to enhance the message and improve design.



This class we learned how to make a cover for the Magazine,

How to set a light and equipment to recreate a style of a particular photographer.

I learned that my favorite photographer uses butterfly lighting to make his photo, i learned how to set up a butterfly light in the studio


Light painting

This class we were learning the light painting portraits. With the help of  different lights we are getting different results. I learned a lot on this class not only in terms of using light to be creative but also essential skills in photography, such as control of manual flesh to get double exposure. I learned about how to correctly expose the photo using manual flesh + creative light.   This class helps me to understand the process of exposing with slow shutter speed.




Portrait light _2


AT this class we learned the types of lighting set up, using 3 type lighting and 2 point lighting. Setting the light is very important for the lighting off the subject. My favorite is 3 point lighting of hair and edge lighting. Although I prefer to use butterfly lighting for flatering  typer of light for shooting girls


3 point lighting with background lighting


Butterfly lighing (2 point lighting set up)

Edge lighting

3 point lighting with hair light

Motion Portraits

During this class we practice motion photography, with the help of shutter speed we achieved different results: we freeze the motion with fast shutter speed and and blur the motion with slow shutter speed.




Objects with studio light

I learned how to use the benefits of light while shooting in studio low key photography. I learned the difference between low and high  key photography. I learned how to shape the light to get the best to shoot with just one continue light. I learned how the distance, position, intensity of light affect the photo. I practiced shooting objects with continues light, shooting with color gel, practiced shooting with tripod and without.




Outdoor portraits with flash

In this class we were learning how to use flashes in low light situation. It was a very tequinically complicated thing for learn. I learned how to set  camera settings so I can shoot with flash light, I learned how to modify light with flash with the help of  diffuser and umbrella. I would like to get more practice of it, as my photos were blurred, and I wanna get the most out of flash as a portable source of light.