Light on the Human Face Assignment

Standard

OBJECTIVE:

Equipped with expensive cameras hanging on our necks, we were ordered to select one of our school chums and proceed to make them uncomfortable by taking close-ups shots of their nose or something. We had to follow the set guidelines listed on the ol.lausd.net site and we also were ordered to set-up the lighting ourselves. We were responsible for researching lighting techniques with the material also listed on the ol.site. I took it in my own hands to move the lighting fixtures about to illuminate our model’s face. We had 19 shots in total to do.

  1. 90 degrees keylight
  2. 90 degrees keylight with diffusion
  3.  90 degrees keylight with fill light
  4.  90 degrees key light with negative light
  5.  45 degrees key light
  6.  45 degrees key light with fill light
  7.  45 degrees key light with diffusion
  8.  45 degrees key light with negative fill
  9.  0 degrees key light
  10.  0 degrees key light with diffusion
  11.  0 degrees key light with negative fill
  12.  above the eye level key light
  13.  above the eye level key light with diffusion
  14.  above the eye level key light with negative fill light
  15.  below the eye level with key light
  16.  below the eye level key light with diffusion
  17.  below the eye level key light with negative fill
  18.  backlight iso below 800 ie 200
  19.  back light iso 800 and above

 

ARTIFACT

Light on the Human Face (.pdf)

REFLECTION

I was extremely uncomfortable at times having to exploit our model by zooming in really awkwardly on her face. At times, I would make eye contact and it’s sort of like when hunter’s look into the eyes of the deer they were stalking for weeks. And that made me all the more nervous. But I attempted to make sure I got all the shots down. Key word- attempted. At times, I was unsure if I performed the right shot correctly but this was met with a passive shrug before moving on to the next shot. I’m pretty alright with this assignment, and I’m extremely envious of the capabilities presented on our $500 cameras that far surpass my scrawny digital camera.

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