Studio 2 – Photographing models

Yes. More photography

During this week, I’ve done a lot of photography, and it is something i actually enjoy quite a lot. I like to tell stories, and set up the camera and setting of the location. I love how you can completely change an images setting and story simply by changing the colours of the grass, trees, etc

I got 2 models over two days to do photography set=ups for me. I got them to sit and stand in various locations and do multiple things for me. It was quite fun, i felt like a director. Photography is like my favourite thing at the moment. Also, if we did video/cinematic videoing this year, i would really love that. To make a music video !

 

Model 1

Here are some pics of the first model. (again, they are NOTCOMPLETE. SO stop judging.)
I was going to add flying pages/books around her in different settings.

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I also wanted to try and make a levitation, which i’ve done many times before.

Had to decrease the quality quite a lot for upload though.

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I got to use my old friend Nicoles ‘vintage¬†leica camera’ as well. she has a $3000 lens. The photos above are taken using my camera. It was interesting using a new camera and learning those settings. I was lucky i didnt drop her camera lol. I’d probably be dead.

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Here is a photo of her teaching me how to get the ‘perfect composition.’ Every time she saw the back of my nav menu after i took the picture she would lightly smack my head and tell me ‘try again.’

It was interesting having a strict photographer to mentor me. I learned a bit from her, she even gave me some books to read on the train.

 

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It was easy to access this location, because we 4wd’vd in her backyard to find just the right places. She lives right in the rosewood outback. She has a LOT of land.

I really enjoy taking pictures that look amateur, but are perfect in composition like this picture i took of my hand! (trying to get that tumblr aesthetic)

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(here is a photo that i got nicole to take of me so that i could edit it and use it over my portfolio accounts profile pictures)

 

Model 2

This one was quick and fast. I wanted to save as much time as i could so i went down to the closes bridge/park, and took some great photos of this model. Some of the images turned out grainy, but i got some great ones in there too.

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I wanted to get a photo of the book going on fire, but it turned out okayish. I have about 70 more, but i dont want to upload them because of my internet.

 

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After doing that, i had to set up a nice scene for the next shoot. SO what i did was absolutely destroy a book and then place them flat on the ground with other books surrounding it.

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After this, i got images of caitlin throwing pages into the air, so i could photoshop them in to the one of her with no pages sitting static.

I think this approach would be easier than going to the studio and doing such as i can get the natural lighting and add a motion blur to create realism. It is a bit easier because the uni studio is about 3 hours travel away for me. Its quite easy to do this instead.

So here is the image i’ve photoshopped but i havent added any effects, because it would ruin the light of the pages i would extract in of the thrown pages. Basically it is a raw photo with pages from other images photoshopped in roughly at the moment to articulate my idea.

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Now its not final and needs tone ups with colours, lighting, etc, and probably the pages fixed a bit.

 

Overall

Overall I actually like photography a lot. Im going to CONTINUE my search for profession inside photography. I like telling stories, setting up, editing, and it works for me a lot.

This tri will hopefully improve my editing skills as well, because i feel very amateur at editing and photography

Thanks

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