Wednesday, 11 August 2010

TPI - Assignment 6

This should have been straight-forward and simple.  This was the first assignment where I thought i'd be able to complete it in no time at all.  This was why the alarm bells started ringing and I found my self asking the question, "what have I missed ?".  After all, it can't be that easy so I must have missed something.
Lighting and portraits are things I have spent a lot of time on so I was really looking forward to getting some good shots.  The only problem was that they had to be pictures of a man and a woman.  So my favourite models (the kids) couldn't help me out here.

Throughout the course I have always taken new pictures rather that looked at my hard-drive for any previous shots that fit the criteria.  I wanted to make sure that as I went through each assignment I applied the knowledge I had gained from the previous ones.  This meant that for the portraits I wanted to make sure that everything was right, exposure, perspective, composition, dof, white balance, lighting and so on.
Although there were some trade-off's because I was pushed for time and couldn't take the pictures when and where I really wanted to.
So with all that in mind I finally got some portraits taken in natural light and artificial light.  As always the feedback was much more important than the score  (9/10).   This is one of the many assignments that I want to re-visit as I know I can do better if I get a bit more time.