The Sinar F2 on location. This is the last part of my series with the camera, both in studio and location for now. The series was taken during the photo marathon we had at school.
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Since last post much has happen on the project, “Give Wall-E Life- to Sinar”,I am working on. I’ve done post production on fourteen photos, both studio / product done Wednesday afternoon and the shots on location I did yesterday. I went for the cool, blue style I almost always use on my photos. They are all in black and white, and high contrast. Here are six images that didn’t make it for the final selection of eight images. Thank you Sascha and Mimoza for helping me picking out the best photos. I trust you guys made the right choices.
The six reasons these pictures weren’t included in the last package.
Image one was looking a bit to similar to the one I chose for the first image in the series. Image two you needed to have the reference to Wall-E to really understand the picture. Three and four was too similar to each other, they were also a bit boring comparing to the eight I have picked for the finals. Number five was too heavy with its whole, massive dark space. I like the rhyme and repetition and the soft lighting, but it didn’t cross the finish line. The Last and sixth picture looks just like a cropped image of the main, opening picture of my series.
Behind the photo
The location shots are taken at Realfagsbygget at NTNU Gløshaugen, the product photos are taken in studio. All with natural lighting and a shutter of at least one second. I believe the ISO to be about 800 on the studio-shots and 200 on location. The aperture varies between f/2, f/16, f/22 and even f/32 on some pictures. Everything is take with a tripod attached to get the really long exposures.
I will try to publish the final series during noon tomorrow if I manage staying awake. In about five hours I will have the final evaluation of this photo marathon, hoping to get some sleep now.
The Sinar large format camera is a swiss made camera that we use at school, mainly for architecture photography during the spring on the second semester. It’s large format and its tilt-shift capabilities makes it the number one choice when it comes to photographing architecture. Since this camera and format is such a large part of the photographic history I wanted to portray it in its right environment, modern architecture, at NTNU Gløshaugen and Realfagsbygget. In one of our first assignments in the architecture course, we photograph this building and many photographers will recognize this as they enter the school. One of the reasons that I didn’t shoot a random fashion portrait of a person is that if my series, or picture, is to be selected, it is going to hang on one of the main walls of the school for quite a time and I am afraid that people will get quite tired of looking at the same face day in and day out.
The next 12 hours
Yesterday I photographed the Sinar in studio, found some interesting angles and details. Today, in company of Sascha Njaa, I went to NTNU Gløshaugen with the Sinar, photographed some architecture photos with the Sinar as my model. I was trying to give the Sinar some kind of sould giving the feeling that the Sinar was exploring Gløshaugen more than photographing it. Now I have a long night in front of me. First off is choosing what pictures I want to have in my series, then post production, and then again selecting further more and at last mounting the whole series on another picture of the wall where they are going to hang.
By the time I’m done with all this, I am going to have my breakfast, head for school and have my evaluation at 9:30 am. Wish me good luck!