Self portrait assignment (we could only use our feet.)
((I’ll probably regret posting this once the foot lover blogs get ahold of this…))
I have a thing for flowers and darker ideas, I guess.
Hello again, everyone!
This photo is from part of my pin up assignment for one of my classes. I had my friend Ashley model for me for this. She’s just as interested in pin up fashion/hair/makeup as I am, if not more, so she had the look down perfectly! We used our friend Tyler’s car as a prop, and it worked out really well. I’ve always had a strong interest in pin up photography. It’s so classy and the poses are timeless, no matter how modern or vintage you make the shot! I had so much fun with this shoot, and I’ve noticed with models, they have to be confident for pin up shoots, or it won’t show through at all and put a damper on the shoot. I’ve noticed it helps too when the photographer is comfortable with their model, talking them through it as well as keeping a conversation about anything with the model. It really, really helps. It lifts any awkward tension around both the photographer and the model to bring that confidence out. My biggest issue with working in this field is my social anxiety. It’s gotten a lot better over the years, but I’ve realised if I keep pushing myself inch by inch out of my comfort zone with photoshoots, I can come out with some really great images!
I’m really hoping this is one of many to come with the pin up category!
This photo is from the word assignment. For our Pro Photo 2 class, we get a new word every few weeks, and have to represent it in an image. For this image, we had the word “gravity”. I had Bobby Jo model for me, and hung a paper lantern above her. I ended up taking out the small part of the cord showing in the photo in Photoshop.
Now this is a small example of how Photoshop can be used to completely alter an image, but I’d like to ask a question (or a few) to those of you who follow my blog. When is Photoshop too much? How far is too far? When is it the right time to use it, and how much should be used?
My belief is for something like this, it’s completely acceptable. If it’s going to help the image, then sure, go for it! However, if it’s documenting reality, I believe that’s when it shouldn’t be used at all. It all just depends on the photograph, in my opinion.
I’d love to hear your opinions! Send them to me in the ask box, or reblog this post with your opinions and feedback.
This shot is from a shoot my friend Ashley and I worked on when I went to my hometown for a weekend. It’s from a week ago, actually. She came up with the concept of a “Lady Killer” shoot, turning the phrase around and using one of her friends from college to model for us as the killer, while the rest of her male friends laid around to act… well, dead.
Ashley did the makeup again for this, using her special effects makeup skills on everyone who modeled. We also shot close ups of the fake wounds to put on my Facebook photography page. I shot this in one of the dorm mansions at Wilkes University. Everyone had a fun time who modeled, and I had an awesome time shooting!
For the lighting, I set up only one strobe from the lighting kit I signed out for the weekend. I wanted the room to be lit enough to see the models and details of the makeup and basics of the environment, so I knew if I used two strobes it’d be too bright and probably mess up the “mood” of the shoot.
It was such a challenge for me. My first time ever shooting multiple people in one shot, but overall it was a great and fun experience for me! And perfect in time for Halloween!
Any feedback would be wonderful!
If any of my readers could have done something different with this shoot, what would it be and why? I’d love to hear suggestions, I’m curious! :)
so I finally figured it was time to start a photography tumblr with all the projects coming up in the 3rd semester at Antonelli, and of course posting a few of my favourites from the first year, and even before college.
I’m hoping to improve as I go along this year! I’m making progress so far! :)
Japanese tea house in Philly. 3rd semester.
2nd semester, long exposure.
probably couldn’t do this again even if I tried. long exposure in my backyard. kind of interesting, I guess.
Stars in my backyard. 2nd semester.