Techniques and Process 1B – Proposal – Test Shoot 2

The aim of this task was to explore conceptualised portraits based on the narrative of Little Red Riding Hood by using C41 Black and White process film within the studio and outside in order to to capture expressions of the model to create a series of images which convey a story.
From this shoot i have managed to gain a further understanding on how to use a film camera and how working with film works. I feel that i have improved with this process due to this second shoot with film and feel comfortable with using it again without any assistance.
However now looking at the negatives, which are marked due to the usage of the machine i have found it hard to narrow down which negatives to print due to different exposures throughout.
Within the darkroom i worked alone, i remembered all the steps i needed to take in order to make my prints. However i did struggle with making my prints due to the exposure levels of the prints. Overall i tested different exposure times and grades to experiment with the prints which has made me realise i need to take more care when shooting with film and measuring exposure.
Overall out of the 3 images i decided to print 2 of them i am happy with.  I found it difficult to print these images are i was photography a primary colour of red. Due to this i found it hard not to make my images look to grey and flat. I also struggled with slight mistakes of shadows on the images which ruined the final print and also marks on the prints from the film.

I found this task unsuccessful. I was hoping to produce a series of images which represented a story through portrait expressions however i have managed to print 2 images which represent a simple, uncertain context.

All work and notes can be found in outcome 1 of research folder.


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Olivia Bates

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