loving his image by Dmitry G Pavlov, it’s very similar to what i aim to achieve from my shoot ,
Swan Lake – Photographed by Dmitry G Pavlov
Quite like the idea of using paper lashes like these
The idea of the shoot will be that an angel has been cast out of heaven and fallen to earth. unhappy with this she makes attempts to get back up to heaven, before finally coming to terms with the situation and embracing the dark side.
Initial shot ideas;
Shot 1 :
Angel on the ground crying ( looking upwards?), with her broken wings on the ground / feathers in her hands / around her. – dressed in dirty white / grey – snooted lighting for dramatic effect ?
The angel, with balloons tied to her in place of her wings in an attempt to float back up to heaven,
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Shot 3 :
The Angel, having fully Embraced the darkside is dressed fully in Black / black wings – dark makeup.
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This next project will be a dark themed shoot based loosely on Paolo Roversi‘s “a white story”
Images © Paolo Roversi – Vogue Itallia
drawing inspiration from the the above Predominately white on white Images i intend to create a set of predominately Dark on Dark images drawing inspiration from the ” Dark Angel / Fallen Angel ” mythology and dark gothic style fashion.
Fallen Angel – Anne Menke
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The Challenge – submit an Image on the theme “New Year.”
Deadline – 16th Decemeber.
What is New Year?
On the old Roman calendar, March 15 was the day which began the new year. The March date had basically been considered the beginning of spring, a logical time to begin a new year. But for political and military reasons, January 1, 153 B.C. became the day to observe the beginning of the new year. From then on, the Roman year began on January first, and has continued until this day. – sharefaith.com
Associated with new year
New Beginnings – A clean slate. The opportunity to start over. The chance to do better. It’s here! The start of a new year gives all of us the wonderful new possibility of making a positive change in our lives. In reality we can make a fresh start at anytime of the year, but we tend to realize this more at the beginning of a new year.- New hope now
New years Eve (Hogmany) – The evening of Dec 31, often celebrated with parties – Collins dictionary. New Year’s Eve is celebrated because it signifies the end of twelve months in a person’s life. During this day, people reflect on the good and the bad of the year that’s just passed, and make choices and resolutions for the coming year. The anticipation for New Year’s Day also gets people in the mood to celebrate.- uk ask.com
Calendars – A calendar is a chart or device which displays the date and the day of the week, and often the whole of a particular year. – Collins dictionary
In post production i wanted to enhance the futuristic look of the images. therefore after doing all the necessary retouching i darkened the blacks / shadows and opted for a more De-saturated colour pallete this gave the images a more Sci-fi appearance which i felt complimented the overall aesthetic look of the images.
One of the main problems with this technique is the inconsistency in the outcome of each shot. There were shots where the model looks good in the frame but there is lack of motion blur or the blur does not look attractive. (fig1)
There are shots where the blur looks good but the model is captured in a less attractive position / angle, (fig2)
and there were shots where the model would be caught at the edge of the frame or fall out of the frame completely. (fig3)
occasionally it was necessary to repeat the same actions and movements constantly until we got the shot needed, Communication between the model and myself was a very important factor as timing was crucial to ensure that the model made enough movements and ended up in the final position at the right time for the flash to go off. it also helped in working out what actions and movements would create a more attractive blur.
during the shoot i was careful to make sure i also has some shots taken without flash to enable me to capture only the blurred movement. this was so that i could use them in post production to composite into frames which lacked blur.(All Images © sylvia shek – all rights reserved)