Monday, September 6, 2010
Trying In Camera Manipulation
I have decided the my “model” shoots are a little stodgy so I decided to play around a bit shooting a mostly unwilling, or at least, uncooperative model.
This, one of my favorites, was shot using a lens hood extension made from a Ziplock baggie. I just wrapped it around the lens hood and secured it with a rubber band. I could alter the shape by pressing in on the sides or by rotating the lens hood. I think on this one I may have also stuck the side of my finger over the edge of the lens hood to create the dark area on the left.
I shot some through a white nylon stocking, through Ziplock bags covering the front of the lens hood, some without the log and some with. I also did the lens hood extension using wax paper which I really liked and I found that using the Ziplock bag over the front of the lens hood worked really well if you push it out so that it is more of a bubble rather than a flat surface. That way it picks up light and flair that although is difficult to control creates some interesting effects.
For two cents and a half I would pack Janet up and head to Mercer to really give it a try out. I also what to use some square cut from some translucent white kitchen trash bags that I have. No Vasoline yet, but who knows, Maybe Vaseline with Saran Wrap.
This is basically SOOC. All I did in post was to crop to the long narrow and perk up the colors of the background. In other words, the manipulation was done in camera.
Yes, it should be "Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble." Old people have senior moments, minutes, hours, days, weeks--well you know.