Photographic Lighting: Week 2

The first review of my homework for my photography lighting class went well. He gave me a specific challenge: to photograph objects instead of people. I clearly enjoy photographing people and he wanted us to start working outside of our comfort zone.

I also decided that I wanted to focus on indoor lighting where I control the light source. There was a person in our class that had done a great series of photographs of a sweet potato under various lighting sources. I wanted to recreate that look.

In trying to decide what object to use, I thought I would try for organic objects. But I have to admit that I was feeling a little uninspired just photographing plain old objects. I wanted to pick an object that was going to be fun. So I went to a comic book store and looked for action figures. I found a Magneto doll that was highly posable. Then I bought a bunch of produce. I thought it would be fun to photograph Magneto relating to produce with stark lighting.

The photos came out pretty closely to what I had envisioned. We'll see how they go over in class.

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