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Using my very patient model Fozzy I have attempted here to demonstrate the required attributes; Shape, Form, Colour & Texture.
Using Flash units in a studio environment was obviously the easiest option, having full control of the lighting and not having to go out on the public streets carrying a bear and a large DSLR.
#1 Flash Colour
I bounced the SB600 flash off a gold reflector (a piece of gold-coloured corrugated card from a craft shop pasted onto a stiff card background) to bring back some of the rich yellow/gold colour present in Fozzy's fur.
#2 Flash Form
An undiffused single flash unit from one side gives the subject depth.
#3 Flash Shape
Directing a flash unit onto the light-coloured backdrop and also one (diffused) unit below & behind the subject, facing toward the subject's back producing a silhouette of the subject.
#4 Flash Texture
The light source is low & oblique highlighting the texture of the subject's fur.
#5 Daylight Form
Overcast daylight is very diffused, showing the layers of depth in the subject.
#6 Daylight Shape
Held up to the overcast sky the subject is silhouetted. I have converted this image to monochrome because there is a lot of noise due to the high ISO setting needed for this (handheld) shot which does not look at all good in colour.
#7 Streetlight Colour
The orange colour in the street lighting has emphasised the colour in the subject.
#8 Streetlight Texture
Holding the subject up to and at an angle from the outside light, showing the texture in the nose area of the subject.
Thank you Fozzy, your two jars of honey, as agreed, are on their way to your agent.
5th Feb 2010, 07:48