Sunday, 9 December 2012

Final Piece

This is my final piece. I have chosen it because I like the way you can still see all the features on my models face but the trees are there in the background too. I am also pleased with the way the two pictures blend together well and you can't see where the pictures join.

I decided to make a Cyanotype and maybe a Photogram out of this because it is all black and white so the colours will come out better.

In conclusion I think this project went well because I did lots of different edits from my two photo shoots. I experimented with Photoshop to get those edits.

When I experimented with Photograms and Cyanotyping I was pleased that the Photogram went well. However I needed to leave the Cyanotype out in the sun for longer but it was a dull winters day and so it wasn't exposed for long enough and there wasn't enough time to complete it to the standard I would have been happy with.

Friday, 7 December 2012


I am going to experiment with doing a photogram for another final piece.
A photogram is an image made by placing objects onto light sensitive paper and exposing it to light for a certain amount of time from example 5 seconds.
  • Take the photographic paper of the enlarger and place it in developer for a minute.
  • Then into the stop for 30 seconds.
  • Next place it the fixer for 2-3 minutes.
  • Then place the paper in a water bath for at least 5 minutes.

Experement Edits

I have done a few edits that I am pleased with and out of all of them I am going to chose a Final Piece.

Processes I went though

I have been playing round with some of the tools on Photoshop and have found a way of making the images look like they are overlapping.
  • First I decided which where going to be my two images I would use.
  • Then I turned them both grey scale.
  • I dragged one on top of the other.
  • Then with the first image I turned the opacity up so that I could see the background image thought it.
  • I had to duplicate the background layer so I could turn the opacity up on that one to.
Then I had my Final Image
Here are the processes I went though:

This was the final image I got from these processes.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Best Prints

I have chosen 3 best prints from each photo shoot. These will be the photos I will be experimenting with when I do my Final Piece I have chosen the first three because of the contrast on the face when they are black and white I have chosen the last tree because of the texture in the images will look good as a background.


For Cyanotyping you have to use a absorbent surface ao when you paint the liquid on it absorbes into it so you get a good picture, it also needs to not break up when you wash the liquids of. When you apply the liquid you need to apply it to the paper of fabric evenly without any bubbles or puddles of liquid on the paper or fabric.
When you expose the image it can vary the time you need to put it in UV light for, if its very sunny it will have to be out for a short time, if its dark it needs to be out for longer because there wont be so much UV light.
When choosing an image to make a cyanotype out of you need to chose an image with lots of contrast so that it will show up.
I think I might try cayanotyping my Final Piece and see how it looks.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Second Photo Shoot

This is my second photo shoot for this project. In theres pictures ellie is looking down to the floor so I can get more of a structure of her face when I turn them to black and white.