I'm really bad at categorizing things. : |
These are actually kind of old. They're from last year's (Oh so long ago. Totally.) Visual Studies class at my College that I'm going to.
Pinhole Photography for the Win. 8D
So yeah, essentially we took a can, painted the inside black with matte black paint, stabbed a hole through it with a MASSIVE nail, ( Oh my God. No seriously. This thing was like.. Half the length of my fore-arm. I would've used it as a primary weapon in a D&D campaign. D: ) then we took a little square of that.. Cheap foil cake/baking pan stuff (If you have any idea what I'm talking about, kudos to you.) and attempted to make the most perfect hole we could ever manage with a needle.
Mine and Sarah's pinhole failed. Miserably. We didn't even get a single decent photo out of it... And our exposure time kept changing, even when the sunlight outside was the same.
Also, just as a side note, they should label all packages of photo paper, UV SENSITIVE. Not LIGHT SENSITIVE. Flourescent lighting does NOT set off the reaction. AT ALL
(If you're curious, the whole story behind that debacle is in one of my journals. [link]
Anyway. After going through about forty sheets of paper, I managed to churn out these.
Intentional Shot I had a BITCHIN' time with. Lots of ones that were underexposed, over exposed, too low, too high, with me half off the page, and numerous other things. I kept on having to ask Sarah to come out so she could pull the tape off my pinhole while I tried to stand as still as possible. I must've looked like a douchebag, standing frozen there out on the College Campus. : |
My eyes are closed in that photo for one reason and one reason only. THE SUN HURT MY EYES. D: Again. I had to ask Sarah to pull the tape off my webcam and hold it for me. I was sitting on the floor around some of those retarded swiveling chairs that are bolted to the floor. It was slightly uncomfortable being stuck between two of them on a brick flooring. : | My teacher liked this one alot because of the contrast. :] More marks for me.
This was a fluke of the previous one on the top right. Sarah had put down the camera and I was just looking out the window when she pulled off the tape. I decided not to move and let it expose itself. (It was half set up, because I wanted a shot of my CD player and hand really close to the camera.) Anyway, Either the camera was on it's side, or the paper was mounted skewed one way, so the picture turned out to be at an angle. I liked it alot. You could really see my headphones. : | We needed a 'close up' anyway, and the shot of the headphone behind my ear wasn't working (You couldn't tell what it was) so I went with this one instead.
This was actually a pure fluke. It was one of my rejects from the top photo. I had pulled off the tape myself and had set the can/"camera" on the ground hoping it would get a full body shot of me from a slightly lower angle. As you can tell, I lost half my body in the process. : | I wasn't far enough away. Anyway, when I pulled off the tape, I kind of.. Strolled to where I wanted to stand.. Instead of darting there as quickly as possible so I didn't have that irritating 'Ghosting' effect. However, the ghosting here worked quite nicely. 8D You can see the trees through my legs. And yeah, that's my CD player I'm holding against my legs. The white circle there. I put this one 'Last' because of how most people read things. From left to right, top to bottom. So it kind of looked like the last one I had been standing there, and there was only a ghost of my presence left. : | Or maybe I'm just reading too much into it.
They were all aranged like this so that the two dark ones and the two lighter ones were at an angle from one another so the whole.. Uh.. 'Composition' of the thing wasn't too heavy on the top or bottom. My matt was square and so were all the holes for the photos, so I wanted ballance.
Anyway, yes these are all of me. : | And I decided after I had mounted them together that "Oh my God. I actually really LIKE these. D:" and that my theme was 'music'.
I wore my headphones for each and every shot I did trying to get that continual flow to it, and you can see my CD player in the last one so it kept with the theme.
I talked too much in this description. : | Whoops. Sorry.
Uhhhhhh.... IN BLACK AND WHITE BECAUSE YOU CAN'T DO PINHOLE PHOTOGRAPHY IN COLOR.
Assignment Requirements: One 'closeup', and one full body shot. (Both on left.)
I love these. : ]