Shoot plan – First full body shoot What do I intend to do; What I intend to do for my first full body is to try and use some ideas from ‘Hugo Boss Deep Red’ advert (to the left). I don’t wan to copy it completely because I want this project to be my own, but I will use the technique with red gel lights and low-key studio set up. Throughout the shoot I will be experimenting with the lighting as it’s my first shoot. I aim to keep the lighting on low-key and gel light. I might need to add a reflector to defuse lighting. Technique detail; My camera (Canon 1100D) will be set to ‘manual’ (M) because this will allow me to change the shutter speed, ISO and F-stop. The things I will be keeping the same will be the ISO at 100 and shutter speed at 1/125, the reason for having the ISO at 100 is to stop noise and grain within the photograph and the reason I will be keeping the ISO at 100 is because it is fast enough to avoid any motion blur within the photograph, but not too fast to that the camera takes the photograph before the flash activates. My F-stop will depend on what the light meter measures at the time. Equipment list; - Camera (1100D) - Flash lights - Light meter - Light tripods - Gels - Black backdrop - Reflector (White to defuse the light n my model. Giving it a natural effect) - Lens - 18-55mm Lighting diagram to the left( it will be a black backdrop not white)
These two photographs are just testing shots to find out where and what to do with the lighting. These three photographs were also testing out the lighting, but we change the ISO to 100, F-stop to F18 and shutter speed to 1/125. Giving us the right look for the photos we begin to take the photographs for my idea. Throughout these photographs I was changing the F-stop and lighting to get the best quality photo. This photograph didn't work well because I forgot to step back and zoom in. If I did this would avoid having to much backdrop in the photograph. I believe these photography are quite good quality. However, to improve I would have my model looking the other direction because she is looking directly at the camera. I had the ISO on 100 and F-stop depended on what the light meter measure. The shutter speed was on 1/125 to avoid motion blur, yet not to fast that the camera took the photograph before the flash was activated. These three photographs, I believe were my best throughout the whole photo-shoot. We made the photograph more dramatic by fanning air onto my model to give a better effect. We had the ISO at 100 and the F-stop would have depended on what the light meter said, then had the shutter speed at 1/125. By using the hair line light it illuminates the hair giving it more effect.
3 best images The photograph above is one of the best ones I took. For this photograph I had the ISO at 100, shutter speed at 1/125 to avoid noise and F-stop depended on the what the light meter measured at the time. I like this photograph the best out of them all because the hair isn’t too dramatic with the addition of wind but it has slight movement, giving the photo more effect and power. I believe adding the gel light and hair line light illuminates the model more giving a powerful, elegant and mysterious feel and look to the advert. The photograph above is my second best photo taken within this project. I like the way the hair has great volume within it from the additional wind. The red gel light illuminates the model’s face. Also by using a red gel light shows a feeling or emotion to the audience, red is associated with love or danger. If I was to Photoshop this photograph I would use the dodge and burn tool to bring out the light and dark within the photograph giving better quality and detailing. I believe having a black backdrop gives a photo a dark and mysterious feel, this helped give that feeling about my product. Thee photograph above was my third best because the model needed to be moved slightly to the side to bring out the detail within the upper body. As you can see I noticed this and moved my model within my two best images. Also the hair within this photograph wouldn’t make, I avoided this by asking my model to move this particular piece of hair, making it move as you can see within the other photographs.
First shoot evaluation What was the original intention of the shoot/project? My original intention of this shoot was to use ideas from Hugo Boss Deep Red’s advert. This includes using the red gel lighting and lighting setup. Throughout I would have been experimenting with lighting and positions of my model. Keeping my ISO at 100 to reduce noise and grain within the photographs and having my F-stop depending on what the light meter measured. I wanted to keep my shutter speed at 1/125 of a second to avoid motion blur, but not too fast to make the camera take the photograph before the flash lights. My intention was to us low-key lighting setup with a red gel light. How did I go about completing the shoot? I went about completing the shoot by using my shoot plan so I didn’t go off course, I used tips and settings. For my camera settings I kept it on ‘manual’ (M) because this allow me to change my ISO, F-stop and shutter speed throughout my shoot. For my shutter speed I kept that at 1/125 to avoid motion blur and I kept my ISO at 100 to avoid grain or noise within my photographs. However for my F-stop this was depending on what the light meter measured. I used my research on Hugo Boss and their averts to create my idea for this shoot, as you can see its similar to Hugo Boss Deep Red advert. Like I was intending. My shoot plan also helped with this. Did your ideas change as you want through the process? I original idea did change throughout the project. Within my shoot plan I did use all the things I said. However, I added a hair line light behind my model to stop her hair from blending into the backdrop, this only happens when your models hair is nearly as dark as the backdrop. Anther thing I changed throughout my project was I used a fan to give the model a more effective and dramatic look within the photography. By using this I believe it gave the photography a more stylish, powerful and independent look and feel. What was successful? I believe the most successful thing about this photo shoot was I expanded on my shoot throughout the shoot. For example in the end I added an additional wind to the hair making my photographs different and more effective. Another successful thing about my shoot was I tried to keep similar to my brand advert. What could be improved? To improve my shoot I believe I could have tried to do the shoot by myself without the help of my teacher. This would have made my shoot more independent and successful. What have you learned from this process? From this doing this project I have learnt how to use different lighting and attachments within a studio room. Also I have learn how to use different editing tools on Photoshop. I will defiantly use the things have learnt in a future shoot. What are you going to do next and how does this link to your previous work? I haven’t done studio photography previously, however for my first time doing this project I believe my first shoot was quite successful. Next time I do another full body for this project I will look back at this evaluation and improve the mistakes I believe I made within doing this project.
Shoot plan – First table top shoot What I intend to do; What I intend to do for my first table top shoot is experiment with different lighting and positions of my chose brand product. I did research table top photographs by Hugo Boss, they had a high-key lighting set up with soft boxes from what I can see. However I want to go different for my shoot and have my product on a black backdrop with a high-key light setup. The reason I am changing the ideas around is because I believe you get more detail and shadowing within the photograph. I will have soft boxes on the flash lights to defuse the light being reflected onto my product. Throughout I will be changing the lighting to get the best quality photographs. Technical details; My camera (Canon 1100D) mode will be set to ‘manual’ (M) this is so I can change the shutter speed, ISO and F-stop throughout the shoot. My ISO will be staying at 100 to avoid noise and grain within the photographs. Also my shutter speed will stay at 1/125 of a second because this will avoid any motion within the photographs. However, my F-stop will vary depending on my light set up, because I am going for a low-key light set up my F-stop should be around F8. Equipment list; - Product (Hugo Boss Deep Red Perfume and body lotion) - Canon 1100D - Photo tent - Flash lights with soft boxes attached - Black card to get a back backdrop - Light tripods - Lens – 18-55mm Lighting diagram to the left (But with a Photo tent)
These 5 photographs are all testers as I was trying to sort out the ISO, shutter speed, lighting and F-stop. This is why these photographs are a bit dark and not in focus or positioned properly. Unfortunately these photographs are out of focus, if I had looked at the focus I believe these would have been one of my best photographs. These 3 photographs were also where I was sorting out the ISO, F-stop, shutter speed and lighting. However by the end of these images I figured out I need the ISO at 100, F-stop at F5.6-F8, shutter speed was 1/125. Finally, for the lighting I have a low-key setup with soft boxes and a black backdrop. This photograph is in focus with the zoom at 8mm, however the lighting within with photograph isn’t at the right angle. If I was to do this again I would change the lighting. These three photograph I believe were the best quality throughout my shoot. The F-stop was at F5.6, the ISO was on 100 to reduce the noise within the photograph and the shutter speed stayed at 1/125 of a second to avoid motion blur. I believe I may use one of these photographs for my final double page spread. These three photographs have turned out blurred. If I was to do this shoot again I would need to focus on the right point to achieve a good quality photograph.
3 best images For this photograph I thought I would go for a bit of a change and only use the Hugo Boss Deep Red limited edition perfume. I believe this worked well, however I believe I could have moved the perfume bottle slightly to the side to give it more effect, this would have also put more attention onto the name on the bottle. My f-stop to create this was F5.6 and ISO at 100. Also the shutter speed was at 1/125 to avoid motion blur. The photograph above is my third best because it’s a little too light for my double page spread that I will be producing. However I like the shadowing within the photo. This would at ISO 100 and F-stop at F8. To improve I would need to defuse or turn down the flash light. For editing the photograph within Photoshop I would use dodge and burn to bring out the light and dark giving the image better quality and effect. Out of the three best images I have here I believe the photograph about is the best I produced throughout the whole photo shoot. I like the shadowing within the image, to achieve this I have the flash lights down low, ISO at 100 and the F-stop at F5.6. To improve this photograph I could go onto Photoshop and edit out the marks and also use the dodge and burn tool to bring out the light and darkness of the image.
First table top shoot evaluation What was the original intention of the shoot/project? My original intention for my first table top shoot was to have a low-key lighting set up with a black backdrop. With my ISO at 100 and F-stop depending on the lighting, however I should have been around F5.6 –F8. I used both Hugo Boss Deep Red limited edition perfume and body lotion, I wanted to have a similar table top shot to the Hugo Boss advert, however I wanted my lighting setup to be different to theirs. For their advert they had a basic lighting setup with a white backdrop, where as I wanted a black backdrop and a low-key lighting setup. How did I go about completing the shoot? I went about completing this shoot by using settings, my shoot plan and use my research from my chose brand. Throughout my shoot I used images that I had researched from my chosen brand (Hugo Boss) to go about my shoot. My camera mode was set on ‘manual’ (M) because I can then change the settings according to my shoot. However the ISO and shutter speed should remain at ISO 100 and shutter speed 1/125, this is to reduce noise and motion blur. I used my shoot plan so I didn’t go off course and kept to my idea. If anything needed change I would have to remember and explain why. Did your ideas change as you want through the process? Throughout my table top shoot a few things did change. Firstly, throughout my shoot i change the lighting, F-stop and ISO to the right measurements for my shoot. Also I wanted to try a using the Hugo Boss Deep Red limited edition perfume on it’s own without the lotion, i think this worked better if i had changed the lighting. To begin with i wasn’t going to use the lotion within my shoot, however i thought it would give a better effect within the photographs and draw attention because of it’s vibrant colours. As you can see I didn’t change much within the shoot, but the things I did change made a difference within my shoot. What was most successful; The most successful thing about my first table top shoot was the use of lighting within the photographs when perfect. I changed the Hugo Boss advert table top shot from a white backdrop to a black, i believe doing this I have brought more attention to the product and it’s give the photo good quality and better shadows from the lighting. Another successful thing about my table top shoot is although I had a few problems with the light for the first few photographs they were too dark, to overcome this I changed the F-stop and ISO, this worked and gave my photographs better shadows, quality and effectiveness. What could be improved? To improve on my shoot I believe I should have done more research on my chose brands table top shoots, also I could have researched other perfume adverts to see what they produce, ensuring that mine would be different and better. What have you learned from doing this project/shoot? From doing this shoot I have learnt how to set up a table top lighting equipment and also tidy it away. Another thing I have learnt from doing this shoot is how to position the lighting and change the F-stop and ISO to get the best quality photograph on my product. What are you going to do next and how does this link to your previous work? I haven’t done a table top shoot previously, however if I was to do it again I would use this evaluation and my contact sheet to improve my mistakes. So for my next table top shoot I will look back and improve the mistakes for my second shoot.
Shoot plan – Second full body shoot What I intend to do? For this shoot I intend to look back at my first full body shoot and change/improve within this shoot. For this shoot I want to try something slightly different, I am thinking about trying two models within the shoot. I will be using a black back-drop to capture the effect and detailing within my photographs. For lighting I will be using a soft box to give the right mood off within my photographs. Throughout my shoot I will change the lighting, settings and model positions to achieve the perfect photograph. Technical Details; Firstly, my camera (Canon 1100D) mode onto ‘Manual’, this will allow me to control the settings, like ISO, Aperture and shutter speed. My ISO will be around 100-200, the reason for my ISO being around 100-200 is to stop noise and grain within any photograph taken. Also shutter speed at 1/125, to stop any motion blur, these settings will be similar to my first full body shoot. Some of my settings will change according to my lighting and setup. My f-stop will depend on what the light meter will measure at the time of the photo shoot. Equipment list; • Camera (Canon 1100D) • Tripod • Soft box lights • Light meter • Reflector • Black back drop • Lens (18mm-55mm) Light diagram on the side;
For these range of photographs I was working out my settings for my shoot and also moving my models and lighting into the right position. By the end of these photographs I had a soft box on the left hand side of my camera to illuminate my models faces, but give the photograph a mysterious and warm feeling. My camera mode was set on ‘Manual’ allowing me to adjust my settings according to my lighting. ISO was on 100-200, Shutter speed was on 1/200 to stop any motion blur or grain within the photographs, finally my F-stop was around 5.6-8. I believe the photographs I have highlighted in green are the best photos taken within the shoot. They’re natural and shows the love and passion between the two models for my advert. My ISO was on 100, F-stop on 5.6-8 and Shutter speed on 1/200. I will be sure to use one of these 4 photographs within my final double page spread because it has the emotion and effect that I want to give off within my advert. However, to improve i would use a range of different poses to capture the best effect. These 7 photographs were natural photos, I thought I would see if natural life would work better, it did for some. However some of them just look boring and not related to anything I was trying to achieve.
Shoot Evaluation What was the original intention for this project/shoot? My original intention for this shoot was to improve my first, but also by using two models I wanted to capture the love and passion between them. This shoot would be taken place within a studio with a low key lighting set up, black back drop and soft box lighting. I will have my camera set on ‘Manual’ mode allowing me to adjust my settings according to the lighting. Finally, /i will be using print advert ideas for the positioning of my models, I aim to get them showing love, passion and mystery to attract the right audience for my advert. How did you go about completing this shoot? I went about completing this shoot by using mostly my research. Before going straight into my photo shoot like the first full body shoot, I researched other photographers ideas with adverts and also looked at my brand projects double page spreads to get a good idea of what I needed to achieve. I also used my shoot plan to help me through my shoot, this kept me on task with what I wanted to achieve.
Shoot plan – Second table top shoot What I intend to do; For my second table top shoot I intend to look back at my first table top shoot and improve from the mistakes made within that shoot. This time I will only be using the perfume bottle, this means not using the body lotion with it. I intend to keep the low-key light setup with the black backdrop because I believe within the other shoot this worked will with giving detail and quality. I might add a background into the photo, however this might not work but we will find out. Throughout the shoot I will be adjusting the lighting to get the best shadows and detail onto my product. Technical details; My camera (Canon 1100D) mode will be set to ‘manual’ (M) this is so I can change the shutter speed, ISO and F-stop throughout the shoot. My ISO will be staying at 100 to avoid noise and grain within the photographs. Also my shutter speed will stay at 1/125 of a second because this will avoid any motion within the photographs. However, my F-stop will vary depending on my light set up, because I am going for a low-key light set up my F-stop should be around F8. Equipment list; - Canon 1100D - Product (Hugo Boss Deep Red – limited edition) - Photo tent - Flash lights with soft boxes attached - Black card to get a back backdrop - Light tripods - Lens – 18-55mm Lighting Diagram to the right (with a photo tent)