Skip to main content

Portfolio Choosing the images - Wk 4


My plan is to do tests prints next week.  I have completed shooting four models.

Selecting images which reflect my vision:

The direction of my photography continues to follow the same ideas that i expressed in my earlier blog regarding showcasing the "essence" of my subjects; through my eyes.  The photos above show off the special traits of each of my models.

Pela - Is the reflection of beauty, creativity and vulnerability.  People who don't know her think that shes intense or stand offish, but to those who know her well, theirs something about her which sets her apart.  This photo celebrates happiness and life.

Paris - Is a blooming flower.  She's still very young, and is facing a lot of real world challenges.  She's part of the social media generation, who are constantly engulfed in the cyber world.  She has a long road ahead of her and i am excited and hopeful for her.  This photo celebrates the coming of age.

Pata - Epitomizes the word strength.  She reminds me so much of my mother.  She is selfless, dedicated, loyal and loving.  I admire her and am inspired by the person she is.  This photo celebrates patience and hope.

Chris - Is one of the most adorable, loving and loyal people i know.  Hes solid, very vocal and pretty much tells it like it is.  If anything this guys is who you want to stand beside you in a brawl!  This photo celebrates authenticity and truth.


Sitting with the photos:

These are photos of my prints hanging in the hallway.  I really like how sit on the wall.  I chose to arrange the photos in this order, because the photos looked visually balanced. There is a natural curved movement where the eye can move easily from one photo to the other.  Also i thought that the images on the ends framed the collection well.
Doing test prints:
Next week i will do test prints and see how these photos translate on double weight matte and hahnemuhle paper.  




Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Wk 2 Depth of field Artist: Sebastiao Salgado

Sebastiao Salgado Is a Brazillian social documentary photographer and photojournalist.  He started taking photographs in his 30s.  Sebastiao Salgado works on long term, self assigned projects.  He devotes years at a time to document the stories of people and places.  Many of his works have been published as books The Other Americas, Sahel, Workers, Migrations and Genesis.  His most famous pictures are of the gold mine in Brazil called Serra Pelada.

Sebastiao has an amazing body of work.  The images i have chosen showcase how he uses Depth of Field to capture the essence of his subjects.


This is an example of wide depth of field.  As we know wide depth of field focus range covers a large area front-to-back.  Depending on a lens camera range this could be from several yards in front of the focus plane to nearly infinity behind.  These types of photos are often associated with landscapes and architectural photography. It is useful to show a multitude of visual elements or characteristi…

Portfolio Wk 3

There has been so much to consider in regards to my portfolio.  Although i am focusing on individual photos, i am also practicing group portraits.

Last week i did my first photo shoot with my model, which was exciting and daunting.  Thank goodness my model is my sister!!  During the shoot i gave my model alot of direction which seemed very foreign to my model who commented on how awkward the poses felt.  The main poses that i suggested was to sit up straight, pull her head right up and bring her chin forward.  This is a high angle shot where i used Rembrandt lighting.  This was achieved using the back light with a honeycone snoot.  This is a great angle for her, you can see the contours of her cheeks which is emphasized by the high angle and the shadow which has been cast by her nose.  Her pose gives a sense of strength with a coyness that is seen in her eyes.


This is my favourite photo, it captures her personality and playfulness .  My model is relaxed with me, she is framed well wit…

Wk 4 Texture and Positive and Neg space Artists

Edward Jean Steichen  (27 March 1879 - 25 March 1973)


An American photographer, painter, art and museum curator.He revolutionized celebrity fashion photography in the 1920's and 30's.As chief photographer for Vogue and Vanity Fair Magazine, his work included portraits of writers, artists, actors, dancers and politicians.At that time, he was considered the best known and most paid photographer in the world.
Below is a portrait of silent film actor Gloria Swanson.The textured veil positioned perfectly on her face creates an interesting mood.  Her facial expression seems quite piercing, her eyes appear strong as she looks straight into the camera. Her mouth clench tight keeping her lips together.  The pattern over her left eye appears darker, with a bit of blur over it.  Shes looks as though she's waiting behind leaves for the right moment to pounce.  I like how this texture adds another dimension to the photo,
as if an alter ego - showing us the inner person of the subject.…