Tonight in class we fetched in items to shoot silhouette images in the studio. Standing in front of the soft boxes so the flash would go off behind the model, making them into a silhouette. We all fetched in items to hold rugby ball, surfboard, violin, feathers, umbrella and a few other things. We took full length shot's and also looked for shapes within the image. In total we needed 20 silhouette images.
This evening we used Photoshop CS5 to make contact sheets for our expressions we shot last week in the studio. Using CS5 we added the 20 expressions to the contact sheet, making sure they were equally spaced out. To ensure we spaced the imagoes out equally we used the ruler tab to make a grid on the contact sheet. Then resizing the images and putting a text box with a description under each one.
Lowlights with Red Gel
Another session in the studio this evening, we practised on each other using highlight and lowlight flashes with different coloured gels. We also completed one of our tasks called facial expressions. We took 20 shots of different expressions like Happy, Sad, Fear, Surprised, Angry etc.
I went up to Aberdulias Falls today to catch some water shots with Long Exposure.
I used a Cokin Neutral Density Filter on my camera to reduce the light by 4stops and a tripod to stop camera shake. I also took some photos of the stream leading up to the falls as the water was fast moving and cascading, which I thought would make some good shots too. I did plan to keep the shutter open for over 30s but forgot to fetch my cable release. Not to have camera shake i used the self timer on the camera.
We returned to college after being off for the xmas holidays and went in and used the college studio. Roger went through the different types of flash lighting and equipment they use in the studio from soft boxes to reflectors. We all practised taking photos of the model with 45 degree, side, rim and silhouette flash lighting. Unfortunately my camera (Sony) had trouble syncing with the college equipment and for a few of my shots I couldn't see the model through the view finder. I had to change me aperture but that over exposed the picture so hopefully I can adjust the ones over exposed in CS5.