Posts tagged “photography

ShadowMask Part 2: Proof of concept 1

After cutting out the first gobo the plan was to test how well the overall concept worked in the studio environment using digital.

Planning diagram

Processed with VSCO

Studio setup

20170120-20170120_085813

Actual lighting diagram

Processed with VSCO

Result

Conclusion:

The overall concept looks like it will work well with a little bit of tweaking especially with the light not associated with the gobo.

Still need to test using a “negative” gobo and then move onto a full scale test using large format film…

As I think about the overall project more and more I think it might end up being centered around “spirit animals” with each individual choosing which animal they most closely associate with.

More to come 🙂

Simon (@darkhalide)


Greetings… Its been a while

Howdy

If you are looking for more recent stuff try @darkhalide on Instagram

Blog has been a bit neglected of late but I am starting my first real project in quite a long time and thought this was probably the best place to put my thoughts, trials, failures, successes…

Anyway the project is a group of images for exhibition using my large format 4 x 5 Cambo camera which has also been sadly neglected sitting in its box in my garage for longer than I can remember.

The concept is to use cutouts (or gobos) to create shadows or highlights on portraits. This is done by using a snooted studio light so as to not spill too much light around the gobo.

To create a gobo I have been printing out images onto framing matte board and then cutting them out with a craft knife.

So far I have cutout a few gobos…

I plan to play around with both positive masks as well as negative masks so see which one will work best or possibly a mixture of both…

Processed with VSCO with b1 preset

 

20170120-20170120_091140

 


Image

Tui

Some shots from last week when I had a couple of sick children during school holidays and a kowhai tree outside my window.

Tui 1

Tui 2

Tui 3

Nikon D90, Nikon 80-200mm f2.8 Lens


Feather Scannergram Triptych

Been a while… Playing with my scanner again

Feather

Canon CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


Image

2 Horses

Seen at the Petone fair a couple of weeks ago…

2Horses

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner

 


Image

Demi Half Frame Print

Finally got round to printing a shot from my old Canon Demi S (deceased)

With the 6×6 enlarger mask I made I can only print 3 frames at a time so I might have to experiment with a slightly larger mask and hope the enlarger handles it. Hopefully I can get up to 5 frames printed…

Half Frame Cemetary

Canon Demi S, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner


Image

Darkroom Action

I have been teaching a spot of darkroom lately. Its nice to be back and playing with prints again.

Here go a few print that I used for example for the students…

Tissue

Tissue Paper

Tissue Border

Tissue paper border

20150806-IMG_0002

Cellophane

20150806-IMG_0003

Cellophane and Tissue paper.


Lost Civilisation

After all the flooding a couple of weeks ago it is strange the things you find washed down streams…

Statue

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


Small Studio

Sometimes you just don’t have that much space to work with 🙂

I ended up shooting from across the hall…

Small Studio

Nikon D90, Sigma 12-24mm Lens


Shooting From the Hip

I haven’t had much of a chance to go out shooting lately and to be perfectly honest I’m feeling a bit rusty.

Need to brush up on my distances by eye 🙂

Smoking

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


Fire Dragons

No Photoshop involved. Straight form the camera

Dragon-2 Dragon-1

 

Nikon D90, 50mm f1.8 Lens, 3200 ISO. (No Photoshop)


Image

Garage Studio

A bit of garage studio time today…

Studio


Smile

Observed on the side of a walking track… Human made or natural?

Face

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


Image

Flooding

Some flooding from last weeks heavy rain…

Flooding

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Kodak TMY 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


Image

Minature

A couple of shots from the WW1 exhibition at Te Papa (National museum) of a model of ANZAC cove in Gallipoli.

ANZAC-1

ANZAC-2

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Kodak TMY 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner


Image

Smaug

Instillation at Wellington Airport

Smaug

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


Image

Burned Out Car

A beautiful day to find a nice burned out car 🙂

I went back a day latter and it had been hauled away.

Car-1

Car-2

Car-3

Car-4

Car-5

Car-6

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


Stump

Sea bleached tree stump at the mouth of the Wainuiomata river near the Bearing Head lighthouse.

Was out this way yesterday and finally walked to the lighthouse which was about a 3 hour return walk. We had the added bonus of 80-100 km/h wind and had to hold the hand of my smallest so she wouldn’t blow away. Quite an adventure 🙂

You can also see the lens aberration from the lens damage on the taking lens quite clearly in the top right of  the frame

Stump

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


Image

Fantail Falls

West Coast of the South Island, New Zealand

Fantail Falls

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


Image

Kite Surfing

Kite surfing is one of those things that I have always meant to try but so far haven’t got around to it…

One day 🙂

2-Kites

1-Kite

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


Image

Gold Mine Exploration

Bannockburn Slucing tunnel exploration…

Bannockburn-1

Bannockburn-2

Bannockburn-3

Bannockburn-4

Bannockburn-5

Bannockburn-6

Bannockburn-7

Bannockburn-8

Bannockburn-9

Nikon D90, Sigma 12-24mm Lens, ISO 200, 10W Torch, Tripod.

 

 


Image

Chillin

Petone Beach

BookandBeach

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


Self

Self

 

Nikon D90, Sigma 12-25mm Lens, Tripod, 10W Torch


Image

Bend In The Road

West Coast landscape goodness

Apparently this is also my 1000th post… Craziness

Road

Horizon 202 Camera, Ilford Delta 10  Film (expired), CanoScan 9000F Scanner.