Another portrait assignment in the studio and this time we had to photograph a bride in her wedding dress. I was excited / nervous about this assignment because most of my ideas for bridal shoots are outdoors instead of inside a studio. However, I think I did a good job getting my creative ideas out in the studio. I wanted a simple bridal dress, simple bouquet and simple hair but I wanted the light to be the dramatic part of the shoot. It took me a while to get the lighting the way I wanted it but when I did I got some really amazing shots!
For my digital imaging class, a continuation of my intro to digital imaging, we are in the midst of learning how to master taking and printing panoramic shots. This technique is another part of panorama and it looks like it'd be very challenging however once we saw the process it was fairly simple. My friend and I went to an abandoned factory to get our shots where we had to take shots going in a circle and edit it in photoshop to merge the images together and transform it into a 360 panorama. I really liked how mine turned out and can't wait to shoot my panoramic shot this week.
For my product lighting class we had to take images in the studio of glasses with colored water in them, we had to do an image that displayed cool colors, warm colors, neutral colors and rich colors. It was fun to be back shooting in the studio again and also to be using colored gels that go onto the hot lights to help us create better images using color. Shooting products and doing commercial stuff is not my strong suit so I made sure to put more effort into this assignment as I would for a portrait. I was in the studio for a good 5 hours before I had all the images I needed and was satisfied with my work. These are some of the images that I turned in for the assignment.
For a lab in our small format class we had to shoot getting a custom white balance on our cameras. This meant using either using the beloved grey card we all bought at the beginning of first semester for film, or a neutral white surface that our camera sensor could read to determine the custom white balance setting. This technique is very useful because using auto white balance isn't always helpful and neither are the other pre-settings that your camera may have. Josh, one of my classmates, was my model for this assignment and luckily I got my white balance just right for this assignment.