For this assignment in my portrait class we were allowed to shoot whomever we wanted in the portrait studio and the guidelines weren't as strict this time. We had to a head and shoulders pose, 3/4ths and a full body and then two poses of whatever we wanted. I was very excited about this assignment because I like having more room to be creative in the studio. Caitlin, a first year, was my model for this shoot and I'm so happy that I picked her to my model because we got along so well! She is so beautiful and I had so much fun with her and trying new things. I used a main light, which was being moved constantly, a hair and a background light.
It feels like it took forever to finally get to be in my portrait class, concentrating heavily on portraits and what I want to do with my career as a photographer. However, in the first few weeks of this class we have to work in studio which is something I've always been bitter towards as a portrait photographer. Me being more of an "on-location" person instead of being stuck inside. We are using a four light set up for these portraits, my lovely model Marcella being totally beautiful in this photograph. Working in the portrait studio is completely different than working in the other studio bays but it's fun to do and I wouldn't mind doing a few portraits here and there in a studio.
Following our small format class we now have a Multimedia class that focuses on the aspects of shooting video and using audio. This is extremely different from photography, in my opinion, however these two mediums put together can create a wonderful and powerful story. Our first assignment was to capture audio of 5 strangers asking them one question each and to get three photos of them. After that we are compiling the audio and images to make a 1 minute slideshow in a Premiere. I'm excited to begin testing new things using audio and video because I may end up loving it. Below are photographs of some of the strangers I interviewed.
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.