In-Depth Post #6

Time flies, this is already my last in-depth post, I am really excited about the presentation happening in the end of May. In-depth is just around the corner now and I am currently working on putting everything together to somehow create a form of presentation. This week, I met with my mentor in the studio upstairs and learnt about the studio lighting. I’ve learnt that the lighting in fashion photography is a very crucial part because it brings out the person’s face features and brings in the details.¬† Plus, not only in fashion photography, in general photography,¬†Lighting is a key factor in creating a successful image. Lighting determines not only brightness and darkness, but also tone, mood and the atmosphere. Therefore it is necessary to control and manipulate light correctly in order to get the best texture, vibrancy of color and luminosity on your subjects.

I’ve gathered a few good images that have potentials to be edited and combined with other pictures. I am focusing on surrealism photography, and I am combining a modern style into the picture. In terms of photography and Photoshop, I am more into urban and aesthetic designs. In additional to all the ideas, Ms. Gilder also taught me ways to take a perfect photo in a good studio lighting. In this specific case, Yoonha became my model to test my photography skills. I learnt that when you wanted to give instruction to a person (tilt head, tilt chin…), give them as quick as possible so the person has no anxiety to form into a new position. We tested this and took some good photos of Yoonha under studio lighting. I had to be honest with you, these pictures do look really professional to me.

For my Learning center, I would like to have a cluster of images I’ve taken and edited and I would also give people a glimpse at my website, which contains the photos and my progress. For my interaction activity, I could try to teach a quick tool in Photoshop like the layering tool. I am working toward to more pictures and I would have to edit a lot more to meet the standard.


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