Category: Part 4

Assignment 4 – Research

  My chosen subject for assignment 4 was to be myself and use self-portraiture along with artificial lighting techniques. I came across many photographers whilst I explored the subject of self portrait. Cindy Sherman, for instance, used photography to explore self portraiture and the nature of perception in a viewers eyes. She played out and…

Exercise 4.5

Exercise 4.5 Make a Google Images search for ‘landscape’, ‘portrait’, or any ordinary subject such as ‘apple’ or ‘sunset’. Add a screengrab of a representative page to your learning log and note down the similarities you find between the images. Now take a number of your own photographs of the same subject, paying special attention…

Exercise 4.4

Exercise 4.4 Use a combination of quality, contrast, direction and colour to light an object in order to reveal its form. For this exercise we recommend that you choose a natural or organic object such as an egg, stone, vegetable or plant, or the human face or body, rather than a man-made object. Man-made or…

Exercise 4.3

Exercise 4.3 Capture ‘the beauty of artificial light’ in a short sequence of shots (‘beauty’ is, of course, a subjective term). The correct white balance setting will be important; this can get tricky –but interesting – if there are mixed light sources of different colour temperatures in the same shot. You can shoot indoors or…

Exercise 4.1

  1. Set your camera to any of the auto or semi-auto modes. Photograph a dark tone (such as a black jacket), a mid-tone (the inside of a cereal packet traditionally makes a useful ‘grey card’) and a light tone (such as a sheet of white paper), making sure that the tone fills the viewfinder…