This photographer is called Mauren Brodbeck, I think she is a very versatile photographer because although her photographs all use the same kind of style they are all different and unique in there own way. I like how she takes a photograph like an ordinary photographer then manipulates them and brings them to life, adding objects and shapes to create beautifully balanced a colourful photographs.
I love how you can tell that she has planed her photographs very well, knowing what she wants to add in the post production and composing her photographs amazingly which allows her to add whatever she needs to without having to scale them or resize them.
I love them the colours of the added aspects blend into the photograph making it appear that they are naturally there but as you look closer you can see what has been done so well. I also like the shapes that have been used how they are very smooth and curvy making it blend in and merge so much more well to if they were sharp and ragged they would not look as appealing.
I am researching a photographer called Idris Kahn, I have chosen to ressearch his work because i love how his work is so unique and abstract. I like the way that after all the photographs have been merged together it seems like the photograph has movement.
At a first glance at the photograph you would not think that is is made up of a lot of different photograph, to me is looks like the camera has been set on a slow shutter speed and has not been completely still, however i think its abstract because you can see lots of different aspects within the photograph which makes you question how it was developed and made, I think that Idris has a hery unique way of thinking and with usuing such simple tools he can and has created beautiful photographs.
The photographs are very ambiguous because they make you have a second look at what they are, although you can see what they are it makes you question what the other aspects in the photograph are.
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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.
The project was on showing us how to achieve negative scanning, first of all we had to choose the film that we wanted to scan and insert it into the negative scanner, then on the computer open the application called Hewlett-Packard which is the scanner then choose these settings to get perfect results.
When everything was prepared I clicked the ‘scan’ button and chose where i wanted the files to be exported to, it then started to scan the images, I had to set the settings to they came out in black and white, they had a very strong red tint in the preview but as you can see on the right hand side they came out in black and white.
When the images had finished scanning I imported them into Photoshop and started to clean them up, I used to patching tool to remove the marks and smudges that were created on the negatives. These are the before and afters from using the patch tool.
As you can see from the before and afters the patch tool really helped me remove the white marks and and other aspects that i did not want to appear in the photograph. I think that it makes brings out the clarity and just makes the photograph more appealing to the audience and engages the viewer more than to the before images with the marks etc. I also think that it makes the picture look more professional and well prepared.
This project is on hands, I love this photograph purely because of the detail and shadowing that is shown. I think that the detail is what makes this photograph because it engages you into the hand so much more to than if there was no detail and the hand looked bland. I like the lighting because most photographs of hands are used with flash lights and a white background, I think that the lowkey lighting is much more effective because it makes the hand stand out more. I like how the composition isn’t framed to just the hand and how you can see the forearm on the left hand side, it makes the photograph seam more real and engaging.
I plan to shoot my project using a lowkey lighting setup purely because i think the outcome is better and you can use post production a lot more effectively. I wish to keep the post production manipulation to a minimum because i prefer shooting the raw images and it being good enough to not need any post production. The only post production i think i will use is the sharpen to bring out the detail in the hand(s).
These are the two final photographs i have chosen from the shoot. I chose this first photograph because it was inspired by another photograph that i has seen, the picture was of a mans hand but the sharpen had been used dramatically to enhance the detail nd texture of the hands. I decided to produce two final images because of the post production, I wanted to create one photograph with the hands looking soft and appealing and the other looking very rough. I like the fact that I produced two finals because i think its good to have a contract between the two rather than just having one final photograph.