People 2 Submission By niamh mcinally

As part of the People 2 brief, I have created an Adobe Spark presentation, which is a 500-word evaluation recognising the strengths and weaknesses of the work I have produced for this block.

Actress Headshots

Actress Headshot #1 - Frontal Lighting

Strengths: I like the composition of this portrait and the pose of the sitter.

Weaknesses: I dislike the lighting in this portrait because I have accidentally lit the left-hand side of the subject much brighter than the front of the subject. I also dislike this portrait because the subject’s face appears much duller than it should in a frontal lighting portrait.

Actress Headshot #2 - 45 Degree Headshot

Strengths: I think this image successfully shows a portrait lit by 45 degree lighting as you can clearly see the shape of a triangle formed underneath the subject’s right eye, which easily identifies this image with the use of 45 degree lighting.

Weaknesses: I think this portrait would be much stronger if the right-hand side of the subject’s body was in shadow. I think a sharp contrast between the light and the shadow would have created an intriguing atmosphere, which would have made this image better. I also dislike the position of the subject’s hair and I wish I had quickly moved some of the hair to the other side of her face.

Actress Headshot #3 - Side Lighting

Strengths: I think that the lighting and the shadows in this portrait make this image really stand out. I also like the contrast of this subject to the background on location.

Weaknesses: I dislike the reflection from the window on the left-hand side of this portrait because I think it is distracting.

Window Light Portrait (Location)

Window Light Portrait on Location (The Riverside Museum)

Strengths: I really like the naturalness of this portrait, the composition of this image and the soft light which creates subtle shadows on the subject’s face.

Weaknesses: I think a creative background would have made this image a lot more interesting.

Lighting Techniques

Frontal Lighting Portrait

Strengths: I really like this image because of the soft, even-spread light that has been created from the use of the soft-box light. I also like the subtle shadows and the flawless glow in this portrait.

Weaknesses: I dislike the dull background in this image because it is not crisp-white and bright.

45 Degree Lighting Portrait

Strengths: I like this image because I believe I successfully fulfilled the task asked of me which was to create a 45 degree lighting portrait. I like that you can clearly see the shape of a triangle formed underneath the subject’s right eye, which easily identifies this image with the use of 45 degree lighting.

Weaknesses: I think this portrait would be much stronger if the right-hand side of the subject’s body was in shadow. I think a sharp contrast between the light and the shadow would have created an intriguing atmosphere, which would have made this image better.

Side Lighting Portrait

Strengths: I think that this image is the best portrait I have created from this particular block in the course because it creates a moody and mysterious atmosphere. I really like this lighting in this image and also the sharp contrast between the highlights and the shadows.

Weaknesses: I wish that I had subtly lit the subject’s left eye in this image a little bit brighter so that it could make the portrait much more intriguing.

Rim Lighting

Strengths: I like the composition and the pose of the subject in this rim lighting portrait. I also really like the orange glow created by the light positioned behind the sitter.

Weaknesses: Although I really like this portrait, I do believe that it could be stronger. If I was able to shoot this image again, I would make sure to position the light behind the subject a little bit higher so that I could create a clearer silhouette.

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