What’s up, everybody? My identify is Sal Cincotta. Right this moment we’re going to cowl positive artwork portrait images. Earlier than we even get began, what is ok artwork images? Properly, the reply is totally different relying on who you speak to. For sure folks, they are saying sure components should occur for one thing to be thought-about positive artwork. However for others they are saying, “Properly, because the photographer, because the artistic, you get to find out what is ok artwork images.” Properly, that’s not very useful. On the finish of the day, that is simply my spin on what I love to do for positive artwork images. It’s a mix of lighting, it’s a mix of styling. However finally, you’re the artist, you’re the photographer, and you must decide what positive artwork is.
Now, with all that being mentioned, I’m going to present you some ideas and methods that I like, however some issues to contemplate right here, all of the gear that we’re utilizing, I’m going to record down within the description. So go down within the feedback of the video on YouTube and I’ll have every part listed, as a result of I’m utilizing some new tools from Westcott that I’ve by no means used earlier than in my shoots, so I believe you’re going to love the best way it appears to be like. For the primary gentle, I’m utilizing the Mega JS Apollo by Westcott. This creates a brilliant big gentle supply. After which for the sunshine above, I’m utilizing the Standard Umbrella – Silver Bounce 7’ with a big diffusion material beneath, each using the Westcott FJ200 strobes. So we’re simply utilizing two gentle sources right here, and it’s alleged to be tender. By the best way, with each of those gentle sources, the sunshine is oblique, that means the strobe, the FJ200, is firing again into the umbrella, creating a really massive gentle supply earlier than it comes straight down, versus quite a lot of softboxes will hearth that gentle immediately at your topic. Even via diffusion materials, it’s a a lot harsher gentle.
And in order that’s one of many issues I like about this gentle setup. It creates this massive tender, gentle supply. So listed here are some easy guidelines to comply with.
So for the primary gentle, I’ve received 2.83 on the meter studying. After which for the overhead gentle hitting her hair, I’ve received 2.09. So there’s the half cease distinction between the spotlight on her hair and this massive gentle supply right here off to the facet. I do wish to get yet another shot of her standing with this lighting, so not a lot has modified. Then what we’re going to do is experiment, which I believe is a part of positive artwork, and do a double publicity.
Your entire cameras are arrange somewhat bit in another way, so what I’ve performed on my digicam is about it up as a shortcut menu merchandise the place I can simply hit allow. Ensure that to check it a number of other ways, so that you’ve received additive, common, vivid, darkish. For this specific shot, I’m utilizing vivid and its two totally different exposures that we’re going to make use of to create one shot. And what I wish to do is get an image of her, that portrait, after which use the flowers as a backdrop to fill in sure areas. So that is experimentation. That is what being a photographer and an artist is all about, so let’s do it.
The primary body I’m going to get, none of my publicity settings change. So I’m simply going to get this good portrait of her straight up. And now your digicam’s going to present you a way of what a part of the picture it’s going to make use of. Then I can begin overlaying and to get a way of what that’s going to appear to be. So I wish to put it over the flowers, and I’m okay if among the flowers are literally blurry for this. And let’s see what that is going to appear to be.
That’s tremendous, tremendous cool. They appear to be little butterflies within the body. I might lie like a YouTuber and simply be like, “Yeah, it was simply that straightforward. Two frames, magic,” however it wasn’t. We needed to spend somewhat little bit of time testing every of the strategies, whether or not it was vivid, darkish, additive, and in order that’s the “season to style” I’m speaking about. So I needed to undergo all 4 to see which one I appreciated and we ended up on that, and now I really feel tremendous assured and simply persevering with to shoot and do tremendous cool stuff like that. And once you’re experimenting like that, all the photographs might suck. It’s okay. That’s what I believe being an artist is all about. It’s that failure, studying from it, and rising from it.