Posts Tagged ‘Jacky’

Four Seasons Project

Fall Sunset in Hawaii

Backdrop:

  Gel Color Intensity
Top R383 (Sapphire Blue) 50%
Top R358 (Rose Indigo) 75%
Top R59 (Indigo) 25%
Bottom R33 (No Color Pink) 25%
Bottom R25 (Orange Red) 75%
Bottom R358 (Rose Indigo) 25%
Bottom R24 (Scarlet) FULL

Model:

Type Elevation Angle Horizontal Angle Gel Color Intensity
Front 31° 29° SR R59 (Indigo) 25%
Front 35° R59 (Indigo) 25%
Front 31° 29° SL R59 (Indigo) 25%
Front 54° R07 (Pale Yellow) 25%
Back -19° 56° SR R343 (Neon Pink) FULL
Back 56° SR R23 (Orange) 75%
Back 32° 56° SR R358 (Rose Indigo) FULL
Back 48° 37° SR R383 (Sapphire Blue) 50%
Back 52° 21° SR R01 (Light Bastard Amber) 25%
Back -19° 56° SL R343 (Neon Pink) FULL
Back 56° SL R23 (Orange) 75%
Back 32° 56° SL R358 (Rose Indigo) FULL
Back 48° 37° SL R383 (Sapphire Blue) 50%
Back 52° 21° SL R01 (Light Bastard Amber) 25%
Side -23° 0° SR R07 (Pale Yellow) 25%
Side -23° 0° SL R07 (Pale Yellow) 25%

For a Fall Hawaii sunset, I created a romantic scene, with the sky light up in pinks and purples. The couple dancing is primarily light by backlight and sidelight in the same colors as the backdrop to create a silhouette effect.

Spring Sunset on Long Island

Backdrop:

  Gel Color Intensity
Top R67 (Light Sky Blue) 50%
Top R383 (Sapphire Blue) FULL
Bottom R25 (Orange Red) FULL
Bottom R14 (Medium Straw) 60%
Bottom R23 (Orange) 75%

Model:

Type Elevation Angle Horizontal Angle Gel Color Intensity
Side -23° 0° SR NC 50%
Side 0° SR R14 (Medium Straw) 25%
Side 27° 0° SR R14 (Medium Straw) 50%
Side 0° SL R383 (Sapphire Blue) 50%
Back -19° 56° SR R316 (Gallo Gold) FULL
Back 56° SR R14 (Medium Straw) 25%
Back 23° 56° SR R337 (True Pink) FULL
Back 56° SL R383 (Sapphire Blue) FULL

To create the illusion of a peaceful sunrise, I used white, yellow, light pink, and light orange light coming from stage right and illuminating the front part of the model’s body. I also lit the back part of her body with dark blue light, creating depth and highlighting the colors used on the backdrop. Because the sun would hypothetically be low in the sky, I did not use any light above her head.

Noon on a hot summer day in New England

Backdrop:

Top Gel Color Intensity
Top R67 (Light Sky Blue) FULL
Top R19 (Fire) 25%
Bottom R67 (Light Sky Blue) 75%
Bottom R19 (Fire) 10%
Bottom NC 50%

Model:

Type Elevation Angle Horizontal Angle Gel Color Intensity
Front 31° 29° SR R01 (Light Bastard Amber) 25%
Front 33° 21° SR R70 (Nile Blue) 25%
Front 33° 21° SL R01 (Light Bastard Amber) 25%
Front 31° 29° SL R70 (Nile Blue) 25%
Front 52° 21° SR R70 (Nile Blue) 50%
Front 52° 21° SR R01 (Light Bastard Amber) 25%
Front 90° NC FULL
Back 52° 21° SR R01 (Light Bastard Amber) 25%
Back 54° NC 25%
Back 52° 21° SL R70 (Nile Blue) 50%
Side 27° 0° SR R70 (Nile Blue) 25%
Side 37° 0° SR NC 50%
Side 43° 0° SR R01 (Light Bastard Amber) 25%
Side 75° 0° SR NC FULL
Side 75° 0° SL NC FULL
Side 43° 0° SL R01 (Light Bastard Amber) 25%
Side 37° 0° SL NC 50%
Side 27° 0° SL R70 (Nile Blue) 25%

This light depicts a very bright midday sun with bright lights directly overhead the model, a blue sky, and front/side/back light in white, warm, and cool colors that simulate sunlight from all around.

Winter Afternoon in Alaska

Backdrop:

  Gel Color Intensity
Top R65 (Daylight Blue) 17%
Top R386 (Leaf Green) 25%
Top R4315 (CalColor 15 Cyan) 75%
Top NC 25%
Bottom R4315 (CalColor 15 Cyan) 75%

Model:

Type Elevation Angle Horizontal Angle Gel Color Intensity Template
Front 29° 37° SR R96 (Lime) 4%  
Front 53° R4330 (CalColor 30 Cyan) 20%  
Front 29° 37° SL R96 (Lime) 4%  
Front 14° R4330 (CalColor 30 Cyan) 20%  
Front 54° NC 50% Yes
Front 90° R4330 (CalColor 30 Cyan) 20%  
Front -37° R4315 (CalColor 15 Cyan) 20%  
Side 0° SR R4315 (CalColor 15 Cyan) 20%  
Side 43° 0° SR R4330 (CalColor 30 Cyan) 20%  
Side 43° 0° SL R4330 (CalColor 30 Cyan) 20%  
Side 0° SL R4315 (CalColor 15 Cyan) 20%  
Back 23° 56° SR R4315 (CalColor 15 Cyan) 20%  
Back 54° R4330 (CalColor 30 Cyan) 20%  
Back 23° 56° SL R4315 (CalColor 15 Cyan) 20%  

I chose a hazy, snowy sky as the sun is beginning to set for the afternoon, so I lit the backdrop with a very light gray/green/blue to establish a dark, dismal mood. I chose the model that had two people in a position that seemed to me to imply tension to further accentuate this. I lit them very dimly, with similar blue and green colors from all directions and added a gobo to create the look of shadows from falling snow.

 

Light Observation #10

  1. Saturday, April 8 at 7:40pm standing outside the Netherlands Core.
  2. It was just starting to get dark outside, so the yellowish lampposts and dorm room windows stood out against the deep blue sky as what seemed like thousands of crows were swarming overhead.
  3. As the sun began to set, two separate, coexisting worlds became apparent: the warm glow of dorm rooms where students were hanging out with friends or staying in for the night getting things done and the cool, ominous deep blue mass of sky that enclosed the cold night air. Both worlds were full of life, be it a calm relaxing portrayal of human life or a gloomy, surreal portrait of bird life.

Photo Observation #10

 

  1. This photo came from a fruit salad blog post at http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/course/salads/top-10-fruit-salad-recipes
  1. Summer
  1. Sunlight from the bright sunny day outside is streaming in through the window and onto the neatly set table, ready with a cool refreshing snack for a break from the heat of the summer day. The warm, bright light, reflects off the cool, clean cutlery and the juicy fruit giving the image a happy, jubilant, and refreshing feeling.

Light Observation #9

  1. Wednesday, April 5 at 11:45pm in my bed in my dorm.
  2. It was completely dark out and all the lights in my room were off except the twinkle lights that hang on the wall around my bed.
  3. The hundred miniature dots of yellowish white light each give off their own faint glow and reflect off the white painted wall and the copper wire they are connected by. The lights very softly illuminate the room while the string of tiny bulbs creates a soft border around me and keeps me safe and secure as I drift off to sleep in the warm and comfortable ambiance.

Photo Observation #9

  1. Image came from Pinterest https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/31/2e/e4/312ee470adbbe8014f369e1fc7714349.jpg
  1. Surreal
  1. This lighting is surreal because it washes the woman in the unnatural colors of cyan and red. The majority of her hair and body is lit up red, making her look suspicious, sexy, and dangerous. The cyan light adds a mysterious, isolating feeling and looks like a cold shiver all the way up the side of her body and on her face. Overall, the lighting leaves the woman’s personality and emotion a mystery, but it certainly makes her seem bold and important.

Light Observation #8

  1. Wednesday, March 29 at 7pm walking west down Hempstead Turnpike, facing the east unispan and the Hofstra Dome.
  2. The sun was setting exactly behind the dome, creating a halo of light around it: white, then yellow, then orange faded into grayish blue.
  3. The sunset made the dome look majestic, angelic even, as it framed the enormous smooth white structure with a giant halo of multi-colored light. It was as if the dome reached and owned the entire sky and wanted to make sure everyone knew it. Somehow the obstruction of the very center of the sunset made the whole thing brighter, bolder, and more vibrant—it was beautiful and could not be ignored.

Photo Observation #8

  1. http://www.jeffpolston.com/halloween2005.htm
  2. Spooky
  3. This photo is spooky because of the creepy Halloween Jack-o-lantern carvings, but more importantly because of the shapes and colors of the light and shadows that the pumpkins create. The light shining through the flesh of the pumpkin has a soft orange and red glow, which establishes a feeling of fear and unease. Also, the shapes of the pumpkins and their carvings create ominous patterns of shadows on the walls that make everything seem mysterious, uncertain, and deceptive.

 

Light Observation #7

  1. 8:15pm, Thursday March 16 in the plaza rooms in the student center.
  2. The room was decorated elegantly for some sort of gospel choir reception, and the overhead lighting in the plaza room is many large spheres of light hanging from the ceiling.
  3. The room felt very festive and also somewhat elegant, as the shiny silver decorations reflected the light from the interesting orbs of light hanging from the ceiling. The scene would almost be magical if it didn’t take place in a carpeted plaza room with plastic decorations. In fact, the contrast between the venue, the event, and the attempted decoration almost made the room uncomfortable and awkward. After all, at the end of the day, the balls of light are a pretty strange way for a room to be illuminated.

Photo Observation #7

 

  1. Found on the internet at http://www.kidhelper.com/?p=915
  2. Single Subject – Single Light Source
  3. One bright light is hitting the empty coffee mug from a fairly shallow angle, casting a dark shadow. In a way, this emphasizes the notion that the cup is empty, and it is likely very early in the morning when bright lights seem even brighter because you are very tired and haven’t had any caffeine yet.

Light Observation #6

  1. Looking out my dorm room window towards Oak Street on March 9 at 5:30pm.
  2. I was looking out at a slight sunset over the trees, but the sky was mostly still blue witth only a little bit of faded orange towards the bottom. The moon as also visible, as well as a few clouds.
  3. Looking out the window at the end of a long day, I couldn’t help but feel like the sky mirrored by feeling of weariness as the big heavy mass of blue put all of its weight on the faint glow of orange at the horizon. The shadow of the barren trees only added to the dreary scene. But way up in the sky there were some faint clouds and a vibrant white moon that provided a glimmer of brightness and hope.