Test shot 1 overview
For my first studio shoot i wanted to capture the most traditional techniques of silhouette portraits.
I was inspired for this shoot by the images at the National Media Museum.
In order to portray this technique i did the following…
1.Firstly I drew and cut out face caricatures out of black card of both Victorian representations and post-modern representations.
I also drew and cut out 2 styles of frames out of black card.
2. I then went into the studio i used a white backdrop and an Elinchrome lighting. I had one side light which i had measured at 3.5 and had shining low and on the ground of the backdrop.
I then placed my caricatures heads on the floor of the backdrop. I then swapped the caricatures and added frames and experimented within the shots.
However i have found that the background of the images is an off white when i wanted to capture a pure white background due to the exposure, i think this is due to the caricatures been captured on the floor and not directly in front of the light of which my camera was measured to.
Next time i am going to use a grey card to make sure i am correctly exposed and also add a stand to the caricatures so that they are stood directly in front of the light.