I feel ready to start planning my actual shoot as i have all the pieces i feel necessary.
However! I feel some more research is needed to grasped and envision my full idea and concept.
My next steps would be to research these people, philosophy and areas:
- Paula Rego
- Angela Carter
- Freud – unheimlich
- Tim Burton
I feel the works created by these people are appropriate to the work I am trying to create.
I have scheduled a couple of hours of my day tomorrow to start this research and see if it helps me develop further understanding and enhance my idea and vision.
Shoot Costumes. – feedback greatly appreciated on any of my posts, ideas, concepts and outcomes. Thankyou!.
This image was found on DeviantArt and represents in some aspects what I would like to achieve. For example I would like the image scenery to be placed outside in a forest someplace. And I would like to create an image obtaining more than one character from the story. However my version of the image will be much darker and demonic and have a more seductive atmosphere about it.
If I go for the idea where all the characters are posed by the same sitter/model – I would need to take the images of the model/sitter seperately and then combine the models to the scenery image using Photoshop editing.
There are two ways which I could do this:
- I could use a white background to take the images of the model/sitter so that selecting her would be easier but yet the lighting elements will correspond to the natural lighting of the forest scenery. – Studio lighting will create a different effect upon the model than natural lighting. This would make the image look clearly edited which is what I do not want. I would like the image to look as if it was taken.
- I could place the camera on a tripod ready to shoot the scenery and shoot the model/sitter in each costume and different position around the tea party table and then use the marsk techniques in Photoshop to merge them together. – I feel this way of doing things will improve my Photoshop techniques slightly more than the first idea.I feel I should perhaps try both, and see which way is more effective and is better for the over all image.
I started exploring ideas by sketching what ideas came to mind and annotating them. This first sketch is in representation to the fairytale – Red Riding Hood. I like this idea and the idea of what the final image would look like, but I would like to explore more possible fairytale ideas.
This sketch represents the fairytale – Alice In Wonderland and I chose to sketch the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party scene because of significance to the story and because it is well known. I really like this idea and think that due to this I have chosen Alice In Wonderland as my fairytale to create a contrasting representation image.
Now I have chosen this aspect I can now go ahead and write some ideas down for the shoot itself.
I started planning by writing down the ways in which I can approach the creation of my image(s). However I’m not sure which one will be more striking and generate the effects I want. So my next step would be to look at other means of photography and work that obtain similar ideas to my own and explore what traits I would need to accomplish to create a justifiable image(s) which will meet the standards of my idea.
Idea – to represent a fairytale or fairy tales in a different light to their original meaning. Creating contrast in fiction.
For such an idea will involve a lot of shoots that are planned to get a grasp on the formal qualities needed, lots of editing and image manipulation and research.
To develop this idea and achieve a high standard image or images I will need to increase my time management skills and plan my time effectively.
Images that I have come across which have influenced ideas:
(image annotations and references can be found contained within each image)