Thursday, 29 January 2015

The trials and errors of remixing.

This weeks workshop was hard. We and the technicians spent a large part of it fixing the hot shoe adapter. It wasn't syncing up despite the channels matching and then it fired off every time Group two's flash went off. The attachments also didn't fit our light so by the time we fixed everything and then had gone across to another studio and got the right attachments we only had about 10 minutes of real shooting. 

Monday, 19 January 2015

So how many lights are we working with?

Last weeks workshop was great fun but also a little hard to mentally keep track of. All the extra lights compared to last week and remembering what f-stops they were was a tad  hard. Then you had to change them all over again to document the change in background. Then you had an extra fill light and then there was the whole light meter reading and changing and the lights had to go back and then get the picture. 

Here are some of the results and a terribly drawn set-up. 

Monday, 12 January 2015

Why isn't it working?!

Sometimes things just don't go as they are supposed to and unfortunately last weeks workshop was a bit of a failure in terms of meeting the tasks. The group started of okay, we chose our roles and got to work setting up the two ellichrom  lights and making sure the background was evenly lit. It took a bit of manoeuvring and a few light meter readings but we eventually got it. We set up a singular Bowen light. This is where it all went a little pear shaped, the camera was not syncing up via the hot shoe to the lights, we tried remotely, non-remotely, someone else came in and tried another adapter. None of us could figure out why it wasn't syncing up and after a few tutors puzzling over the camera we eventually got it all sync'd up but not in time to take more than a few photographs. So while the task wasn't fully completed I did learn that sometimes certain camera models just don't like hot shoe adapters. 

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Mmm, yummy!

Using this lovely little cookbook and photographer as inspiration for the remix project at uni. 

As well as this exceptionally talented woman and all of her recipes. 

I'm going to have to get my cooking face on. 

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

So who wants to come over to mine and play video games?

Term two has started and I’m currently still working on my subculture project. This meant after several other photo shoots and a tad more research I got to take photographs of people playing video games. It was great fun for me and the people who were involved in the project also seemed to really enjoy it. Having a selection of ages and people who had never played games to people who were experienced gamers made it really interesting. The skype function on xbox one was fun to play around with during games such as Titanfall to bring even more people into the photographs. 

One game that got everyone spooked and produced some awesome facial expressions was five nights at freddies. Here’s Markiplier giving it a go…watch out for the fox.