my dusk shot, i had to wait for the lamp post to light up for this shot. i didnt want to just have the emergency light , so i sat out in the cold and waited for this.
i chose Jackie as my subject for this project so she will be in the rest of my photos, this is my low contrast shot, i interrupted this as a more neutral shot, but it still high lights her features, and on a side note i adore her eyes in this shot! they are so alluring and they keep me interested in the frame.
its not as low key as i would have liked, but i feel it is acceptable for the desired assignment because i have the top of her fingers lite up with the rest of the images is covered in a light shadow.
Jackie strikes a pose for the camera as i attempt to get a backlight shot. its not as great as my natural light shot and i promise you i tried! But this is as good as i could get, which kind of depresses me. still jackie looks great and i am very good at making her look good.
jackie at the cafe. i used this for my high contrast because of how her face was glowing, i am sure i could have gotten more shadows on her left side but i honestly feel it would have taken some of the “look” away from it.
my model yet again, i am using this as my high contrast because the darks are the darkest and the brights are the brightest, and i think it is side light because of the ratio aspect of the light on her face, the brightest part is the right side and the darkest part is the left.
My subject Jackie Edman, I used a binder instead of paper to create the slight bounce, I didn’t what it to be to notice able just so that her face would have an even glow to it.
Available Ambient light: This is my image for available ambient light, i think i understand the concept of ambient better now, this picture works for it because the light was “surrounding”, the light left no harsh shadows and left the skin all one tone. (and just because! isn’t jackie oh so cute in this!)
i was having a hard time thinking about what i would do for this shot but then, i asked my friend to hold our bounce card up by my legs so that the shadow that was there would vanish, i think this was a success.
I thought about putting this in black and white but then later changed my mind it lost most of its compelling qualities when i changed it. the tones are mostly neutral and the light that was available did not create any harsh shadows.