Commercial photography group assignment #4: Jewelry -split into groups of 3 0r 4 -pick a wrist watch -decide on a basic composition -light well -each member turn-ins separate image
I'm not 100% keen on this image. I was going for something a little different from the rest of my group. I went more straight-on, going for a more direct geometric composition. But I ended up with much flatter lighting with a lot less depth and dimension compared to the rest of my group.
Lighting: -strobe-head with standard bowl reflector at 8:30 slightly above, through cloth scrim -strobe-head with standard bowl reflector at 3:00 slightly above, through semi-translucent, textured plexi/plastic -white reflectors below and above subject -glass watch face flagged off with small black gobo/flag -Photoshop: ---separate contrast adjustment layer masking for overall image, watch face, and ring around watch face ---iridescent areas brought-out through masked Hue/Saturation adjustment layer
Photography Illustration assignment Client #5: Model Composite
-create 10 portraits for a "model" -show variety in location, dress, posing, expression, composition, etc
I wasn't able to reserve proper equipment to shoot this to my liking. While I'm happy with the images I turned-in, I wanted more than just on-location/outdoor images, at least a few studio-esque shots using strobes with softboxes/umbrellas. Plus, my poor little-ol' Rebel XT is not quite up-to-task for the kind of quality and clarity I'd like. I will (re)shoot this again soon.
Assistants - Should You Use Their Photos Under Your Name? - or from our (RCC photokids seeking internships) point-of-view, maybe it should be titled "Assistants - Can You Take Credit For Your Photos?." A very interesting article, especially for Photojourn students and other 2nd-Years who are interning or seeking jobs as photo assistants.
Both of these links are from Vincent Laforet's blog, an internationally known, and well respected commercial and editorial photographer, and gearhead whom has been published in the likes of PDN, NY Times, NatGeo, SI, Time, Newsweek, among many others.