- Find a picture of a painting – has to have a person in it
- Get it approved by the prof (I forgot that, but thankfully he approved it since I had already taken the photos)
- Duplicate the painting in photos, paying special attention to the lighting (most important piece.)
I had a fun thought to use my brother and one of the gals with American Gothic, but the lighting looked like it needed to be a morning light and timing just wasn’t working out for that. Check out my friend, Rachel’s, version of this painting!
So…many thoughts later I suddenly had an epiphany of doing the Madonna and Child. After much online searching, I fell in love with Kissing the Face of God – by Morgan Weistling
With the wonderful help of my sister-in-law, Theresa, and my brand new niece, Abigail, we produced the following for my photography final:
Tools: Canon Rebel T1i EOS 500D, single light source on tripod, camera on tripod
Location: Inner hallway with no outside light source
Manual setting: ISO 200 / F 5.0 / Speed 1.6 / FL 41.0 / manual white balance
Photo manipulation: Adobe Photoshop CS4
Peer feedback was all really positive, with some comments that the position was not exact (that has to do with not wanting to wake the baby and moving fast! So I knew that one would be a hit I would have to take.) Many of them stressed that they really liked the painting choice, which was fun to hear.
I think my greatest challenges centered around my inexperience with using a model (but Theresa was a sweetie!), wanting to move quickly, and then photoshop is NOT a pleasure to work with (for me) just yet. However, I really enjoyed setting up the photo shoot!