here are some portraits i shot 7-8yrs ago...huh been long time [80?] ....
i found them while i was taking backup of my pc..
whatever... comments [welcome]
How did you get all the effects?
Lighting itself, or PhotoShop?
I like em! [thumb]
i only made some little adjustments like some contrast and balance in the Photoshop...
lighting was made by a slide projector... for example for the 1st one; i used a leaf slide that i previously photographed for the leaf effect on the face... i put the slide in the projector, pointed to the models face and shot with a color negative film..
BTW thanx for the comment...
03-13-2007, 10:43 PM
Wow, those are some very cool portraits!! I may use some ideas like that in the next challenge on the photography website I'm on.....the challenge happens to be "Color Portrait" [:D]
lighting was made by a slide projector
That's a great idea!
If you don't mind, as with svt_gEEk, I may just borrow this idea from you.
I don't think I would ever have thought of that.
thanx for the nice comments... [thankyou]
its not my idea actually.. i read in a photography book which was about special effects or something like that... it was writing about how to use an effect with a slide lines on it.. its also giving very interesting results.. anyway i just took that idea and produced some variants...
as said before i took the idea of lighting with a projector effect from a book so u can use it however you want.. u can develop and create many different effects etc..
i would like to see the results ... good luck [thumb]
Here is another sample that i took...
how to explanation;
as you know there are unexposed parts in the beggining of the films after processing... if you dont have any, just shoot some with your lens cap closed and give it to a lab to process it... important note: IT MUST BE A COLOR SLIDE FILM not negative... after all you have a completely black (unexposed) frames.. take a needle and a ruler and begin to draw lines on the film at the EMULSION SIDE... do not scratch the jelatine side as it wont give any effect.. u must scratch the side with emulsion which is a matte color (jelatine side is shiney) when u begin to scratch the emulsion side u will realise that the emulsion goes away and let the light pass... as there is still color layers on the film you can arrange colors by pressing the needle much or less.. if you depress the needle and scratch u will reach to transparent which means you scratched all the color layers... if you dont depress too much you can see colors in the slide...
after ur effect slide is ready cut it in size to put in the plastic frame and place it in a slide projector... for contrast effects avaiod any light (flash,bulb etc) source except the projector...
hope this will help better.. [thumb]
^^^Thanks for the "How To"!
It just so happens, that I have a lot of "black" slides to try this with.
03-14-2007, 09:37 PM
That's a really cool effect - nice shots!
thanx again for the nice comments...