The objective was to freeze action – Instead of using a incredibly high shutter speed however, I freeze the water with flashes.
The title is a play on words. A kiss is a sign of attraction, as is the way the droplets seem to fly out of the surface towards it.
580EX on wall 1/128 (Blue Gel)
Di866 on reflector 1/32 (Red Gel)
YN480 in Softbox 1/32 (1/4 CTO Gel)
A1: Deep Depth of Field
This was to show the use of a deep depth of field. This stairway seemed to perfect subject to get it all in focus.
I was very taken with the wooden construction of the stairway. Under the evening sun it gave me an almost ‘Egyptian’ vibe.
580EX in softbox 1/8 +0.3EV
Its not easy to get a shallow depth of field with a wide Field of View(using wide angle lenses). This was done with 23 shots from an 85mm lens, stitched together in post production.
This method is affectionally known as the Brenizer method. Ryan Brenizer is one of my favourite photographers. 🙂
Although I like the pose here better than the previous one, I think that one satisfied the ‘Shallow Depth of field’ criteria of the project more.
I’m usually not a fan of those blurry motion shots. I like my subject clean and defined. For this I wanted to blurred the lights of oncoming cars, yet juxatapose a subject that is clearly defined.
Again ‘Conductor’ is a pun. Either he conducts light like how metal conducts electricity, or he conducts the traffic of light, like a traffic conductor.
580EX in softbox 1/16
Handheld flashes 1/128
Cinegraphs stuck me as one of the most simple yet effective ways to make use of Digital New media. It breathes a kind of life into photographs in a way only the digital screen can do.
This was done by Jamie Beck & Kevin Burg
Each Cinegraph has a subtle, quirky, retro about it (no doubt due to the 10-12 fps animation speed). This simply tickles my fancy.
I’ve submitted my portfolio, and now can happily say that NM2208 is finished! Everything except for getting a grade that is.
If you are curious about how the portfolio looks like. Here’s a snippet of the cover and the comic! 🙂 Off to Mug now..
You won’t believe how much headache this one caused.