For my portrait assignment, I want to capture movement by using the layering postmodern principle. To create the photos, I will take multiple pictures of a subject sitting or standing in the same spot, but in different positions. For example, I might have someone raise their arms a little more for a few successive pictures. After I have taken the picture, I will combine them in photoshop to make one final picture using multiple techniques such as changing the opacity.
Here is an example of the kind of photo I want to create. It shows a woman sitting and making slight movements by moving her hands and skirt. Since all the layers are visible but have a low opacity, you can see the different layers. It also makes her torso seem darker because it has multiple layers overlapping, and her arms seem lighter since they are more on their own.
This is another example of a double exposure layering effect. This one shows a man's head move from the middle to the side. It shows two emotions and two faces, making the photo more interesting and meaningful.
For my pictures, I took pictures of my family and friends. I had them sit or stand in the same spot, but move slightly when I told them to. This way, I captured pictures of them in the same frame but at different poses so I could combine them in photoshop to show movement. I also took a few of me with the self timer.