Trapped Pixi

For this project I did a composite image, in which I took two different images and combined them in photoshop. I have never created an image like this before.  First I create a sketch of the idea I wanted to do. Then I created my character for the inside of my water droplet. I was debating between a few characters I have done before. I decided to do my fairy character. Once I decided on my character I needed to pick a scene to put her in. I was originally going to do a relaxed fairy sitting in the grass, but when the day of the photoshot came the weather keeped changing from stormy to windy to sunny. In response I changed my character to a fairy in distress, trying to escape the water drop. Then I took a macro image of a water drop on a flower. Once i had both images I started processing them in photoshop. I created a mask with the background fitting in the water droplet, then I created a mask with just me in it. I played with both layers opacity until I reached a level which the background fit nicely into the water drop and I popped a little more than the background.

 

My top 5 images recent Images

These are my top five recent image. My absolute favorite image Is the first one with the cyborg who is levitating the pot and glass. I did this though masking and stamping. This was definitely my favorite shoot this semester.

 

This image was taken at my field trip. The model was parred off with her husband so they were meant to be a couple, However I loved the Idea of making her a widow with her black veil and dress. I absolutely love the expression she was making for this shoot. It was perfect for her character.

Valerie Fisher A Widow's Sorrow

This image is done with a macro tube. The water droplet I placed on the flower was absolutely perfect in its shape. I love the shallow depth of field in this image.

 

This is also another one of my favorites. This is a picture of me taken by me. I believe it is probably one of my most successful images I have been able to take for self photography that is me in my normal self. I take a lot of artsy one with when I have different body paints or different costumes on. But this is my favorite one that is just of me as myself.

This image was also taken at my field trip. I love this one because It really resembles a horror ghost. This one was taken with a long exposure and the model moving. I then took out a majority of the color making the mood darker.

Valerie Fisher A Ghost Among Us

 

Portraits

For these three images we used reflectors. I had the models in the shade with an assistant holding the reflectors to shine the light in the models faces. We did this to bring light into their eyes. For the last one we used the feathering technique so the light wasn’t as bright in their eyes.

These images we did outdoors in the sun without a reflector.  The light was more harsh on their face. I particularly like this for the effect. I wanted the models to look harshers like they had a long day working in the sun.

This image was taken with window lighting. We had a reflector shining on his left cheek. This light was also harsh but I wanted the side of the face lite in a soft shadow.

This image was taken outside with the strobe and in the shadows of the sun. The strobe was used as a filler for the continuous light of the sun.

 

These images were used with a strobe. The first four image the light was very close creating a strong shadows on the models faces. The last two images had the strobe further away creating a softer shadow and lighting.

 

 

These two images were created as ghost images. There was a long exposure and the models moved during the exposure creating a the ghost appearance. Both were taken with an LED light.

Fine Art Banack

The first two of these images are in HDR. Which means I took three exposures of these images and then plastered them together. 

These images are up close on the models Outfits and props.

All of my images in this event have a low saturation, but I made these in sepia. I feel it bring the texture out and subtracts the color distraction.

Portraits

 

The first six of these are edited only in lightroom

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These 3 images are edited in lightroom and photoshop. The first image I added red to his tie. The second two I lightened/Darkened his eyes, and removed any skin blemishes.

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ValerieFisher-Port-9 Edited

 

 

Macro

Not gunna lie I had a harder time with this project. I discovered making water droplets without a dropper is a lot harder than I thought It would be. But never the less I feel pretty confident in the outcome.