Advanced Techniques and Process 2B – Medium Format Development

Outcome 3

02/02/15

The aim of this task was to gain further understanding of how Medium format cameras work and to test out potential lighting techniques within my proposal work.

This was a successful task. I managed to test 3 different lighting techniques which could be potential lighting solutions within my proposal work. I explored the position of the lights and the models in order to test my proposal idea fully so that i can evaluate and compare the work precisely.
I now feel much more confident with using a Medium Format Cameras and feel that i want to explore the use of them within my proposal.

I am waiting for the processed film in order to compare the results to the digital images.

Shot 1 – 3;  Octobox above model at F16, two side soft boxes above and behind as modelling lights at F11
front facing image, left side image, right side images – Mug shots

Shots 4 – 6; Small softbox above model at F16, two side soft boxes above and behind as modelling lights at F11
front facing image, left side image, right side image – mug shots

Shots 7-9; Beauty dish at F16, two side soft boxes above and behind as modelling light at F11
Front facing image, left side image, right side image – mug shots

I use front facing light source and two modelling lights in order to highlight the hair and face as i aim aiming to capture hair and make-up trends within a editorial beauty portrait style, I kept the apertures the same in order to compare precisely.

digital images below

Update – 05/02/15

After just taking my film to be processed i have realsied i’ve made a huge mistake…

– i placed the film within the camera the wrong way round
– the film has unravelled and exposed within the box i was containing it in

However i now know to double check the film and which way you place it within the camera and also that when you take the film out there is a sticky label to wrap around the film allowing it to be tightly sealed so that it cannot be exposed.

Next time i use this film to re-shoot i will be double checking the way i insert the film and also double checking it is secure before placing it in the box to be processed.

The film is still be processed so that i can see the damage caused.

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Olivia Bates

My aim is to delve in to the alliance between fashion and people so I can explore the link between the subjects in order to communicate my image I have the ability to approach any difficult situation and solve any problems to find resolutions in order to work efficiently. I can manage situations, communicate honestly and have a trustworthy manner as I am expressive and take no nonsense which allows me to get the job done. Please contact me at; livbates93@gmail.com and visit my website; www.oliviabatesphotography.foliohd.com

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