This project is a personal project meaning we get to choose what our subject is to photograph in the studio, I decided to shoes again for two reasons, one of them being because although we have already had a project on shoes ‘m not 100% happy with my final shot and i would of picked shoes and it gives me a chance to reshoot so it ties in perfectly.
In the shoot for shoes, I decided to go for a black backdrop and use a lowkey lighting setup but to switch things up, for this shoot im using a white backdrop and a flash light, I have decided to go with this because for the shoes i think a flash light would make them look more dramatic and effective.
I plan on using a studio box to have my shoes in purely because i think it would look a lot more productive and clean. I want this shoot to be as perfect as possible and to not have to use Photoshop, I plan on doing two shoots, one with tungsten and the other using a flash light, I want to get two shoots because I think its good to have various different images and to experiment with lighting rather than having all the same effect on the shoe.
I am happy with my final shoot for my personal project I think that it went well and I think i have planned it well and knew exactly how i wanted the photograph to look. I chose this photograph because i think it represents the photograph i was trying to capture and i think its come out better than how i pictured it in my head, I like the way I plan my photograph because i create a picture of what i want it to look like to when the time comes i know exactly what i need and can set up quickly.
I had edited some photograph so I could have a selection of final images, with the post production of the pictures i enhanced the tint and the saturation, no major changes were made because i like to keep my photographs as natural as possible. I kept on switching the shoes around so i could get different points of view of the shoes, I think thats important because if you didn’t you would have all the same pictures and no selection to choose from.
I had my camera on the Manual setting, I had my aperture set to F8, my shutter speed at 1/125 seconds, and my ISO at 100, I used a standard lens of 18-55.
I didn’t want to change the look of my photograph too much i wanted to keep it simple, I am glad that i did not whiten anything or clean anything up from the shoe because as the project is called personal i wanted to keep it as personal as i could because if i had edited the shoes and make them look brand new they would of looked like an advertisement shot and that’s not what i want i wanted them to look worn personally i think it makes the photograph look more interesting.