Photo Shoot Weekend! And the UHS Portraits!

This weekend I’ve got three photo shoots currently planned.  One to reshoot the Etsy artist photo for my friend Molly, one with my friend Ashley (that one’s due to getting her to agree last semester to model for me since I modeled for her), and one with my friend Ginny.  The one with my friend Ginny will actually be reshooting something I’ve already done in class because I was so focused on the assignment (shooting a model with and without glasses) that I forgot to pay attention to my lighting in terms of the 1:3 ratio we’ve been using.  We showed those images in critique on Tuesday and I didn’t even noticed how I failed to maintain that ratio until David pointed it out.  The photo shoot with Ashley is for the new assignment that we’re going to do called the Aesthetic Portrait.  In today’s class we’re going to play with lights and other stuff in the studio so we know where things are and what they’re called and how they generally work.  I think I’m more excited about this class than I usually am.

Also, I returned everyone’s UHS portraits to them yesterday.  I have a new program that will do a batch conversion from RAW to JPG and apparently I set the settings too high because the JPGs I came in with were too large.  Lesson learned.  We got one of our special project folks to go into each JPG and save an additional copy of it at a smaller size (about 40% of what it had been) to send to folks.  I’ve already gotten some great feedback from people and I’m really happy with that.

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My prints didn’t make it. I’m late turning in my intaglio prints because I’ve had problems and whatever I did to them tonight was just ugly and a half. Ugh.

WIP shot of my digital color proof for my first screen print.  I’ve put entirely too many hours into this trying to figure out how to use GIMP (because it’s free).

WIP shot of my digital color proof for my first screen print.  I’ve put entirely too many hours into this trying to figure out how to use GIMP (because it’s free).

Wip.

Wip.

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Seychelle Stableford

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Seychelle Stableford

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ted:

What happens when you combine a macho Russian security guard and a whole lot of Barbie dolls? Russian artist Uldus Bakhtiozina creates portraits that challenge common stereotypes about gender and culture—all with a playful dose of irony. Her aesthetic is inspired by Victorian Era paintings, each featuring a clever modern update and a message about societal norms. These two portraits specifically explore the internal struggle of her subjects to balance their masculine and feminine sides.

To see more of Uldus’s work, watch her talk now»

GUYS GUYS GUYS GUYS GREGORY CREWDSON IS COMING TO MCA FOR AN ARTIST TALK IN NOVEMBER ACCORDING TO THEIR WEBSITE.  I am 100% going to miss class for that.

Tomorrow I’m taking between 10-30 portraits at work.  Yep, that’s a gig I got.  And I’m not going to freak out about it (I keep telling myself).

Tonight I had so many malfunctions in printmaking, but I’m letting that go and instead thinking about what I might do for my screen printing assignment.  I know that I want to do something for the P4A that’s coming up this year and I’d like to contribute nerdfighter art.  I’ve been researching other folks’ stuff and I’m kind of stumped… so I looked up the Lexicon and found some choice terms to maybe illustrate.  (HEY FELLOW NERDFIGHTERS, do you have any ideas/suggestions?)  

Do you ever just do something and end up stumped? Apparently I can do watercolors under Molly’s supervision but not by myself?

Do you ever just do something and end up stumped? Apparently I can do watercolors under Molly’s supervision but not by myself?

Assignment 1 - Studio Portrait with Hot Lights (continued)

  • 10 - Add a rim light.
  • 11 - Add a background light.