It took a lot of experimenting and playing around in Photoshop to figure out what my theme was going to be. After toying with a few images I finally found something that worked and I was interested in.
The idea for my constructed image assignment is to combine portraiture and digital art with a psychedelic/club/drunk theme. I will be using images that I have taken during my time in uni, rather than taking new images, and using bright colours and dramatic effects to create the feeling of intoxication within the images.
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I took another trip to London, this time it was raining and so the sun was hidden by the clouds. Still needing a few more portraits I decided to get my camera out and take a few more pictures. It was a clear, bright day so the lighting was perfect.
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I didn’t really do much research into this before going ahead and taking the photos. I already had the kit and the knowledge of how to take photos with a portable flash. The person I used to photograph is my hairdresser, she agreed to be my model and so I went to her shop when she wasn’t too busy.
Firstly I took the photos with natural lighting, being a very sunny day this meant there was a lot of light coming through the windows and illuminating the room.
F/3.5 – ISO 400 – 1/125sec
I then went to take the second lot of photos with flash. I first attached a small softbox to my speedlight but I don’t think I attached it properly and the photo’s came out dark. Instead, I worked with the flashgun as it is and the photos came out clean and clear.
F/6.3 – ISO 100 – 1/60sec
F/6.3 – ISO 100 – 1/80sec
F/4.5 – ISO 100 – 1/125sec
I have seen various examples of street portraits and street photography during uni but I had never really examined a lot of them in much detail to know what makes a great street portrait. Having the confidence to approach people and then taking a photo with great lighting and composition takes a certain time of character, its like an art form.
When it comes to street portraits the first thing that comes to mind is Humans of New York, I love this project and the photographs that are used. It shows real people and captures their personalities, each picture tells a thousand words.
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