All final four together. 

All final four together. 

FINAL 4

FINAL 4

FINAL 3

FINAL 3

FINAL 2

FINAL 2

FINAL 1

FINAL 1

Light Proposal

Aims + Objectives

My aim of this project is to portray light. As light is a key element in photography I want to show its significance in everyday life. The stance I have chosen is to show how light is a source of comfort for people. Looking from the perspective of someone who is scared of the dark and finds comfort in a light source. I decided to portray it from a child’s perspective, as being scared of dark is a common situation for children. Based around the child’s perspective I decided the setting should be a child’s bedroom. I found this setting gives off a slightly paedophilic notion. I want to embrace this sinister feeling as I think it will help portray the idea that light is a source of comfort and relief.

Methodology

I have two children’s bedrooms and want to compare day and night situations. I decided to use a soft toy from each of the bedrooms to help portray the child’s perspective as well as another representation of comfort. Further thinking about light, I think highlighting the subject with overlaid light painting will enhance the work.

Rational

I chose this idea because when I thought of light it initially reminded me of the nightlight I use to have as a child. I don’t think I was highly scared of the dark, but I found comfort in the nightlight. This is how the idea arose and I wanted to portray it from a child’s perspective and in a realistic room, so convince the idea of the dark being a sadistic scary place and light is a source of comfort. My audience is also aimed at children, and to verify my images I asked my little brother and sister to give me feed back on the images.

Output

I will produce a series of four or five images that will portray the idea that light is a source of comfort. Using also a teddy bear to help generate the idea of comfort.

Artist research: Gavin Hipkins 
The Sanctuary: Auckland (Path), 2004unique silver gelatin print in 3 variations, 375 x 375mm
I used this artist model in the previous project but I think his use of light can help me in this project. Even though he is not using light painting, I like the way he uses an overlay technique to enhance his image. I want to incorporate this understanding into my work.  

Artist research: Gavin Hipkins 

The Sanctuary: Auckland (Path), 2004
unique silver gelatin print in 3 variations, 375 x 375mm

I used this artist model in the previous project but I think his use of light can help me in this project. Even though he is not using light painting, I like the way he uses an overlay technique to enhance his image. I want to incorporate this understanding into my work.  

(Source: ameliasmith144)

Research: looking at light painting to help enhance my work. 

Research: looking at light painting to help enhance my work. 

HDR automated - I reckon this looks so out of whack, but an interesting exercise.   

HDR automated - I reckon this looks so out of whack, but an interesting exercise.   

HDR manual - I used three different exposure layers. It has an intense cartoon effect i think. 

HDR manual - I used three different exposure layers. It has an intense cartoon effect i think.