Light Painting & Narratives
Employing the process of long exposures students use slow shutter speed, flashes, pixel sticks, and other light sources to "draw, paint and perform narratives" with light.
The meaning behind my picture is about how trying to be so much alike can really blind you and make you feel stuck. The people wearing blindfolds are already blinded by their obsession with being just like all of the others to be accepted. The ones without the blindfold are confused and trying to find their place. My picture turned out better than I expected. If I look at the picture for so long, especially towards the bottom, you can tell that two of the people look like their feet aren’t in the grass, and their shadows are gone, so it looks a little fake. However just glancing at it you can’t tell that much. I played around with one of the tools and accidentally made a white-ish vignette. It made the picture look foggy and mysterious so I kept it. Overall I think the photo came out really well and a lot better than I expected. I like how I positioned the four people in the photo. I also like how it appears foggy because it makes it mysterious and more interesting to look at. I also turned down the saturation to make it look gloomier and to enhance the effect someone gets from it when looking at it. I don’t like how two of the people (the ones on the sides) don’t have shadows. It makes it more obvious that it’s photoshopped. I enjoy the smoky effect that the vignette gave. I like how I turned the saturation down. Overall the effects made it look a lot more mysterious than it had before. I also like how I chose that two people would have the blindfolds on. Everything makes it look mysterious and a little creepy, which is what I intended. ~Jazlyn
The meaning in my work is couple of things. The first thing I would say is a meaning is to find your voice in whatever you do. My mom has always told me that I need to find my voice in everything I do no matter what it is that I do. I have taken an interest in photography more this year by actively learning about it and trying my best to put my own flare on taking photos and editing. One of my best friend is a photographer. Day in and day out I watch him do his thing with photography and give his all to something he loves. He has truly found his voice in photography and art and has never given up. I am proud of him and love looking back and seeing the amount of growth he has put into his work. When life gets tough and rocky he uses photography as an outlet to express his thoughts and ideas. The other meaning I have for this piece is that we are socially driven and always on our phones. Sometimes we miss what the world has to offer because we are so drowned in our phones, hens the picture through the phone and the model being on their phone. I really enjoyed that I contributed my ideas and I could see them play out the way they did. I had a vision in my head and it worked out exactly how I thought it. ~Sam
This photograph is meant to share the happiness I experience whenever I see this person with the viewer. I feel very pleased with this piece of work. I was unsure how it would come out but after many failed attempts of each technique, I was finally able to pull them all together the way I envisioned it. I particularly like the way the light painting, bokeh lights, and prism create an almost unrealistic feeling of happiness even though it is the background. I like the colors I used to paint my model however I dislike the way the paint portrays him. I regret putting as much of the bright orange on his face as I did. I enjoyed almost every aspect of creating the piece and the results. I had a lot of fun painting my model and photographing him. I liked how the light painting and the bokeh photos came out and even though the prism was a piece of work, it took the photograph to a new level. It was frustrating trying to figure out how to make all of the techniques work together but the result was worth it. ~Sam
The meaning behind my work is an imaginative view of what we can do with shadows. I feel satisfied with this piece of work because I was able to come up with ideas to have someone interact with shadows. I particularly like the lighting of the shots, but I dislike that there are not as many photos. I enjoyed coming up with ideas for this project. I particularly like the lighting of the photos, and how the model interacts with the shadows cast in the photos. I dislike that I was unable to create a large variety of ideas, but it mostly worked out in the end. ~ Chris