Posts Tagged ‘Emily B’

Four Seasons VLL


Fall Sunset in Hawaii

  • Backdrop Colors: G990 @ Full, G345 @ 75%, G133 @ 50%
    • AP7630 backlight 50% intensity:  37 degree elevation angle, 56 degree back angle, stage right of model


  • AP7250 backlight 50% intensity: 37 degree elevation angle, 56 degree back angle, stage left of model
  • AP7400 front light 50% intensity: 54 degree elevation, 75% intensity

I chose this inspiration because when I think of Hawaii I think of bright colors and a warm sun, and this image captures exactly that. The purple and the orange are colors you don’t generally see together, however in a sunset they become increasingly more beautiful and compliment each other wonderfully.


Spring Sunrise on Long Island

Backdrop Colors: Bottom: G335 @ 75% and G450 @ 50%  Top: G813 @ 100%


  • RE022 sidelight 25% intensity: -19 degree elevation, 56 degree side angle, stage right of the model
  • RE102 sidelight 75% intensity: 56 degree side angle, 0 degree elevation, stage right of model


  • AP2790 sidelight 75% intensity: -23 degree elevation angle, stage right of model

I chose this picture as my inspiration because no matter what time of year it is, sunrise is always the coolest part of the day. The sun just peeking over the water in contrast with the cool blue sky gives it just a little bit of a chilly feeling, but the sunlight is sort of warm and has a home-y feel to it.


Summer Noon in New England

    • Backdrop Gels: Top- G740 @100% Bottom- L750 @100%


  • R4530 front light @ 75%: 54 degree elevation angle with gobo template
  • RE130 side light @ 75%: 21 degree side angle stage right of models, 52 degree elevation angle
  • RE130 side light @ 50%: 21 degree side angle stage left of models, 52 degree elevation angle


I chose this photo because summer to me is clear skies and boat rides, and New England is the perfect place to do that. This picture captures the essence of summer in a perfect way. You can tell that its warm, but also breezy. Its very relaxing.


Winter Afternoon in Alaska


  • Backdrop gels: Top- G785 @ 100% Bottom- G109 @ 100%
  • AP3300 side light @ 50% intensity: 48 degree elevation, 37 degree side angle, stage left of the models
  • G360 side light @ 75% intensity: 37 degree elevation, 56 degree side angle, stage left of the models


  • AP2310 side light @ 75% intensity: 23 degree elevation, 56 degree side angle, stage left of the models

I chose this picture because Alaska’s afternoons especially in winter, can be very dark. So even though this photo was taken in the afternoon, it looks like its a few mere hours away from dusk. It makes the air feel cold and frigid, unwelcoming almost, and yet it seems to be very playful and enjoyable with how the sun’s rays bounce off the snow.

Photo Observation

Theme: Summer

I took this picture myself at Universal. This has a really summery feeling to me because of the way the sunlight is hitting the brick walls, which are already a very warm color as it is. All the light bouncing off the brick walls and shining through the skylights gives it a very warm welcoming tone. Overall it just feels like the atmosphere is sort of like the peak of the summer where you can see the heat rising off the streets/

Light Observation

Location: Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 4/8/17

Time: Like 2pm?

Objective Description: The opening number had a series of moving spotlights that were just really, REALLY, cool.

Subjective: For each character named in the opening number, they had their own spotlight at a separate point on stage. It made me feel like each character was in their own little universe, never touching, never interacting. It felt really lonely, and cold, but also really prestigious and grand.

Lighting Observation 9

Location: My dorm, like 5:30am earlier this week

Objective: I woke up way too early because my phone woke me up when my boyfriend texted me, and the light from my phone was just really bright.

Subjective: Not only was I insanely annoyed that my boyfriend was texting me literally before the sun was even up, the light on m phone was so obnoxiously bright that all I wanted to do was hit the lock button again so I could roll over and go back to sleep, but the phone blinded me temporarily when it lit up bright white light, it took all I had not to throw the stupid phone out the window.

Photo Observation 9

Theme: Surreal

Location: I took this photo myself at Diagon Alley, Universal Studios Orlando

This lighting is surreal because it’s unrealistic (Also hello there’s a DRAGON?). There’s yellow lights shining from the windows of Gringotts and there’s almost a cyan or light blue color that’s illuminating the dragon, making it seem even more like a dream than it already appears to be, because also, its a dragon. The very visible difference in the lighting brings to the forefront of my vision the dragon instead of the bank and the surrounding objects.

Lighting Observation #7

  1. The Majestic Theater, yesterday, during Phantom of the Opera’s “Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again”.
  2. Christine was alone on stage for the first time in the entire show, and the only two lights on were a spotlight on her, and a flood light on her father’s grave.
  3. The simplicity of the lighting design made that song even more powerful, anything more complicated would have deterred from what was happening on stage. It made the moment even more emotional and grand at the same time. It was truly beautiful.

Photo Observation #7


  1. Single subject single light source
  2. My camera roll
  3. The flash from my camera is the only light source illuminating Buddy (aka my dog). It makes him appear to be the center of attention even though he’s almost the same color of the couch. I took this picture in the middle of the night after getting my wisdom teeth out because I didn’t even remember Buddy coming to lay with me.

Lighting Observation #6

  1. Student Center back dining room, 3/9/17 in the evening
  2. I was eating lunch with a bunch of my friends and there was a strip of sunlight on my friend’s face.
  3. After having a really rough day on Thursday, this one ray of sunlight on my friend seemed like the light at the end of a tunnel. It was really relaxing and overall just made me feel a lot better about the type of day I was having.

Photo Observation #6

  1. My camera roll
  2. Happy!
  3. my friends and I hadn’t seen each other for a while and when we saw each other again outside of Davison, my friend Kyra hugged our friends, Meghan and Meghan, and the whole moment was just really happy and the lighting was really perfect and emphasized the happiness of the moment.

Photo Observation #5

I took this photo on my way back to campus with two of my friends and we noticed that it was uncharacteristically dark outside and there were no shadows except the ones from the headlights. It took us a little bit longer until we realized that all the street lamps and stoplights were out. Everything looked instantly more ominous and weird until we got back to campus, where the streetlights were working.