This time almost literally we were focusing on Portraiture - some very good tips provided and a useful review of many pictures.
|Lighting up time|
Lauren had brought along some lights and we had a very willing model suitably decked out in a black T shirt .
The good thing about the lights was that they included a modelling light and triggered flash via camera flash.
The three points to note when composing a portrait are:
|'I have been expecting you Mr Bond.'|
1) Golden Triangle
2) Golden Spiral (The Mathemeatician Fibonacci's Rule)
and last but not least
3) Golden Rectangle (yeah like the other two)
blimey, it's like a good night at the 2012 Olympic games.
The choice of whether to use available light or artificial depends on the nature of the project and of course personal taste - flash can bring problems with reflections that are not always apparent and can give a harsh unforgiving effect on the subject.
Another recommendation we were given was to focus on the eyes, generally the one closest to the camera.
Here are some pictures that I describe as almost portraiture.
[Next week is Street Photography which is having something of a renaissance with a nod, hopefully back to Vivian Maier ]
School of Life
I was pretty sure that Alain de Botton was having a joke with his existentialist line in jumpers (I was wrong though) but anyway two good videos on YouTube (one embedded here) .
Something of Plato explained in 'idiot's terms' (not necessarily a bad thing as far as I'm concerned) and good to see that like me others are opting for at least a day away from the all pervasive web ( I did okay this Sunday, nothing sent and no time at the keyboard).