I'm doing my final shoot next week!
Thursday, 14 April 2011
Will o the wisp light experiments
So this past week I have been experimenting with differnt types of film and light to find out what the best effect is for my Will o the Wisp project. I like the night shots better as I think they have more potential at communicating the story behind the images but shooting in the day would much easier. I definatly learnt that a very good tripod is needed more than one assistant and lost of lights. All of these photos where taken using a very wobbly tripod which mayeb long exposure difficulty. Also it was sooooo hard to focus on my model as the light became less. The Will o the Wisp is all about light so for the black and white images I tried to use spot lights to refect on the clothes that the model wore. It hasn't worked as well as I hoped it would but there is still a bit of reflection. With the colour images I shot earlier in the evening when the sun was setting. I tried to experiment with multipul exposures as I want my model to repesent the uncertainy and mythical element of the Will o the Wisp. The exposues where a bit weak and needed more time. But overall the test shoots where really interesting and I learnt alot from doing them.