Archive for March 1st, 2017

Photo Observation

  2. Shadows
  3. Shadows can be a mystery like the last theme. It helps us open our mind with imagination because you can look at a shadow and think of the many things it can be. Everyone perceives something different. What I like about this photo is you can see the object but the shadow reflects something different. A circle with a shadow heart, two different shapes but the same object depending on the angle and lighting. Shadows are interesting and it is an art because you can create different shapes and play around with just a simple object.

Shadow of the Unfaithful

Source: George Nicholas’ Cinematography Class Shoot at the Lawrence T. Hubert School of Communication, December 8, 2016.

Theme: Shadow

Description: Taken inside the Comm Building studio, this photo was taken within a constructed bedroom. The walls, floor, bed, and window are fake, with everything seen being the only things built. While only this part of the set is shown, numerous lights shine onto the set and create shadows.

This photo physically and emotionally portrays the possibility of someone being unfaithful. The shadows across my face and on the female model attempt to hide us against the open window. However, there is light shining through that shows us through the shadows, unable to hide our sin. Despite staying around a paradise as seen from the window, both the model and I attempt to stay in the shadows away from prying eyes.

Light Observation

  1. Wednesday, March 1st; 9:35am; Lighting Class, Emily Lowe Hall.
  2. Morning sunlight through the window and coming through my red water bottle to create a beam on my paper.
  3. As I was sitting in class, I looked down at my notes I noticed a red tint on my paper.  At first I was confused as to where it was coming from, but then seeing my red water bottle next to me, I realized it was the sunlight outside coming through the water bottle to create the red light.  I found it really fitting the timing of this observation in particular, especially since we’ve been talking about gels and additive and subtractive color mixing.  The water bottle provided as a gel in a sense, and it made me wonder what other colors were used to create the water bottle: was the light I was seeing on my paper created through an additive or subtractive process?  What colors wasn’t I seeing?  All these questions I thought to be very serendipitous to topics we were discussing currently in class.