This week, our HSFI Photo II class explored studio lighting with hot lights. We first looked at a slideshow of other photographer’s studio work for inspiration and then each experienced being the photographer, model, lighting assistant and light meter reader during our studio shoot.
“This experience has given me more insight on contrast. Contrast is something I like conceptually in photography. I like when the contrast and composition work together. I was inspired by the contrast and symmetry in Robert Mapplethorpe’s photograph. “ – Miles
“I am very interested in fashion photography. The shoot gave me insight into the behind the scenes of a photo shoot. I also have a better understanding of aperture from the lesson.” – Amari
“Everyone had their own perspective and vision for the light and they chose for their portrait shoot.” – Tyler
“I learned that hard light gives you more intense lighting than soft, diffused light. The hardness or softness affects the mood of the photograph.” – Pamela
“I am interested in making more symmetrical photographs when I shoot my personal vision project.” – Sarah
“I am interested in how different lighting lends itself differently to various skin types. I learned how dual lighting or fill lighting made drastic differences in the shadow ares.” – Nataliya