Technique & Process 1A: The ‘256’ task

November 11th 2013 (See Outcome x)

What have I done?

I have been given a task to shoot on a 256mb SD card, (that will have limited room for error) interpreting ‘256’ in whatever way I want. I have written a proposal and am looking into research for this proposal so that I can start shooting.

What have I got from it?

I have been inspired by this task as I was able to interpret it myself. It helped me start to really think about what I am interested in and to experiment with something I have been looking into just recently. I want to get better at finding and evaluating research.

What’s next?

I want to practice ‘painting with light’ as I haven’t ventured into it properly yet… maybe try a few test shots for the sake of my own primary research and evaluate my findings.

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When looking online I found this blog post about a camping trip, and it has some really creative pics of painting with light: http://equivocality.com/2010/04/12/gatineau-adventure-weekend/  I like how they’ve used the light behind the person to create a silhouette, it’s really effective and gives it a defining, dramatic mood. I imagine they will have worked with a long exposure (they don’t specify what settings they used, they said they just experimented, as I am doing. I assume they have used a longer exposure because of the amount of strokes/swirls they have achieved in the air… you wouldn’t be able to create that amount with a faster shutter speed.

http://alupacreative.com/photography/light-painting-tutorial/ painting with light tutorial. This gave me the basics of what I would need to achieve my desired effect. I went out and bought an LED light as I already had the camera and tripod. I don’t have a remote so I’ll set my camera on timer.

http://www.flatbooks.com/the-fine-art-of-painting-with-light I want to purchase this book because I think, even in the long term after this project, it would be helpful for me to advance my skills with light painting.

http://acguerrero.wordpress.com/2013/11/21/light-painting/   Some clear tutorial videos that explain painting with light and it’s different ways and techniques. Hopefully I will be able to try some in my spare time following the techniques he has given!

I will carry on with and evidence my research in my Research Folder.

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