Digital Projectors, Double Portraits

Digital Projectors, Double Portraits

This is a fun way to play with double exposures without post-shoot editing.

I projected a portrait of my model onto her face, to create these eerie illusions.

Have a go yourself, there are so many possibilities!

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How to: Light Stencils

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Light stencils are a great way to add a little unique flair into your photos – and can produce some amazing results.
Here is how to make your own!

You will need:
– Camera
– Detachable Flash unit
– Cardboard box and lid
– Scalpel
– Colour filters (optional)
– Black and white Card

1. Fill he inside of your box, so that it’s white.

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2. cut a large rectangle hole in your lid making sue that it is slightly smaller than your card  

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3. Put tracing paper over the hole, so to slightly diffuse the flash light
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5. Cut a small hole at the side of the box, to make sure that your hand can fit through with the flash gun

4. Using black card, cut out your stencils. Some ideas (birds, planes, bats, juggling balls). When this is done, you can stick them in turn to the front of the box.

Shooting:
– Wait till it gets a little dark. You will need a long exposure (these were all done on 30 seconds) and a low ISO (100). My aperture was at f/25

– Put the flash gun inside the box and hold it so that the stencil is facing the camera. Then you can flash it as many times as you like.

– You can change the colour of the stencil by placing a filter over the flash gun

– If you want portraits with your light stencils, like the ones above, then get an extra person to shine a torch light over your subject. Make sure the torchlight isn’t facing the camera, or the light lines will be too strong!

Have fun!

Chiaroscuro to the max!

Chiaroscuro to the max!

Chiaroscuro literally means “light” and “dark” in Italian.

Painters such as Caravaggio in the Baroque era were amazed by the dynamic and dramatic quality that combining such intense light effects gave.

By placing the stage light 45 degrees away from my model’s head, I was able to produce a unique outline of her face.

Get Sticking!

Get Sticking!

As part of my on going art project based on our nature of ‘reading’ images, I made this collage (of my brother, again) entirely from newspapers/ other ephemera in his room. (I asked first!)

We are using these clues of him to shape a whole new idea of his psyche, which is what I tried to portray here. Hope you like it!

Pssst! If you look really closely, you’ll find that the right hand side of his nose is made from Vietnam (that was from an old atlas image in the metro)

Boy-boon!

Boy-boon!

There are so many possibilities with slightly varied exposure (here, EX 1/15). This is my little (monkey) brother jumping on my bed.

After (many!) attempts I managed to focus on his face and the room and take everything else slightly out of focus. He can actually look this hyper when jumping around the house!

Exposure compensation – -3.0
ISO – 200
f/3.5