Some images from the week 23rd April – 29th April
This week I was trying to get to grips with lighting; this way of working is totally new to me. Exercise 4.4 is about lighting a natural object to reveal it’s form (you can see all my attempts, including my total failures here). These are my favourite shots so far.
I’ve been experimenting with a few different objects, trying to light them in different ways. All are things that are meaningful to me, or that represent me to other people. The really difficult thing about this was that the physical things that I possess that are meaningful to me tend to be paper; letters, photos, drawings by my children, the excellent cards my daughter gets for me (like Alice in Wonderland pulling back a curtain to reveal a Tardis), notebooks, sheet music that I play and books that I love or that have had a profound effect on me. So I had to try and think of other things as the whole point of this for me is to learn how to light these objects. I can see the issues I’ve had, faults I have to correct and how I might improve though.
I was also trying to work on other ideas for Assignment 4, but I will play with this idea of meaningful objects that I’ve begun to explore and see if these things work as a set.
As for my original idea for A4, which I called ‘The Oracular Brendan Fraser Dream’, I think it’s probably going to be too complex to complete in time now so I’ll work on it without the idea of using it for an assignment. It involves setting up so much – a scene where every element has to express meaning. Time constraints along with a lack of technical skills when it comes to studio lighting and a huge learning curve are making that difficult to achieve.
Other images from the week:
I am my only model at the moment so I felt like a self obsessed narcissist taking loads of selfies trying to work out how to get lighting right.
A print from art classes…
A trip to AUB…