People Submission: Block 2 Jemma Mitchell NC1C

Lighting Techniques: Frontal Lighting

Strengths: I like how there is an equal balance of light on my subjects face which was achieved by using a reflector.

Something to work on: I would have liked to have shot my subject against a brighter background as I feel his hair blends too much into the background.

45 Degree Lighting

Strengths: I achieved the shape underneath my subjects eye which I am pleased about as I found this difficult to get right.

Something to work on: I should have turned the brightness of the light down slightly which was located to the left hand side of my subjects face as I feel this is a little overexposed. I could have also used a reflector to diffuse some of the shadow that is on his jumper and shoulder.

90 Degree Lighting

Strengths: I like the way my subject is posed as her facial expression is serious which adds some mood into the image.

Something to work on: I should moved my subject so her dominant eye was in the centre of the image so that the eye was on this; my subject is also slightly off centre which makes the shadow is a little overbearing on her.

Rim Lighting

Strengths: I like how I used a different viewpoint of photographing the side of my subject instead of the back of him.

Something to work on: I would have liked for there to have been more consistency with the silhouette light as my subjects lips, bottom of his chin and forehead are not highlighted enough by the light which interrupts the flow. I should have moved the light over towards the right hand side of my subjects face so they were more highlighted.

Window light portrait on location

Strengths: I like how I considered where I have placed my subject and shot the image through the reflections of the glass as this has added depth to my image. I also like how the reflections frame the subject and I like the cool tones the image produces.

Something to work on: I would have liked to have gotten my subjects face a little sharper by putting the focal point there as the focus is more on his hand.

Actor headshot: frontal lighting

Strengths: By using a beauty dish I have achieved softness on my subjects face. By using a reflector there is no harsh shadows underneath his chin and I also like how strong the catch light is in his eyes.

Something to work on: I would have liked the background to have been whiter as I feel if the background was white it would have made my subject stand out more.

Actor headshots: 45 degree lighting

Strengths: Again, similar to the frontal headshot I have achieved softness in the image by using a soft box and a reflector to diffuse the shadows underneath his chin and on the left hand side of his face.

Something to work on: I should have reflected the light more onto the left hand side of his face as I feel this is still a little darker than the right hand side.

Actor headshot - side lighting on location

Strengths: The focus is on my subjects face due to the use of a shallow depth of field. I like how vibrant the image is and how I considered the clothing my subject should wear as if she was wearing dark clothing this would have contrasted with the background.

Something to work on: I would have liked to have gotten more catch light in my subjects eyes by moving the reflector up higher as I feel her eyes look a little dead.

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