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Lighting with Lindsey: First time with a real model!

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Yesterday (Thursday) I arrived back at Chris' apartment building in the pearl. He came down to let me in and then we went into his apartment, where his pleasant girlfriend Lindsey was cleaning the dishes. I was surprised to realize that I was comfortable with how to set up the backdrop and lighting with Chris in his apartment. I remembered how to set up the lighting with the umbrellas and everything! After setting everything up, Chris went through about 20 of my own photos I had printed out on normal paper for him. He went through with a huge sharpie and marked the lines that were present in the photograph, and was not soft when it came to criticism. Honestly I really liked how constructive he was with each photo, telling me straight up if it was an interesting composition or no. He even put checks by his favorite ones! I was really excited to have someone actually go through my favorite photos of mine and show me what they saw as a professional. It was really cool. We then went through some of my favorite photos by others (I learned quickly that he really doesn't like the Ballerina Project, which I had included two photos by them...woops). He told me about the Fibonacci Spiral (which is technically a mathematical term...who knew that so much physics and math would be included in photography. Great!). He also suggested I look up the photographer Dave Black as well as the website I have yet to do this becuase I've been editing photos of Lindsey from yesterday! Isn't she drop dead gorgeous?

Of course I was taking notes, and to give a little peek here's what one of my pages says:

(Single) Lighting Setups-w/key light-

Straight on with light @ eye level

  Catch lights in pupils, gives high fashion look

To the side

   Creates shadows and contrasts

Straight on=boring

Hair light= from behind (ish) lighting hair


Hope you like the photos! These are just the few I wanted to edit and then a few unedited ones. Chris let me take home a ton of his lighting equipment to play with! So this morning I took photos of Raina and my mom before they zoomed off to school. I'll post them in my next blogpost. Oh and Chris sent me two photos of me working with him and Lindsey!

This internship has turned into me getting free lessons from Chris...which is just plain awesome!


I love your pictures, Anaka!

I love your pictures, Anaka! Hope you're having fun. Miss you lots.
PS: "...which is technically a mathematical term...who knew that so much physics and math would be included in photography. Great!" I <3 MATH It needs to be used more often/all the time


You're so cute for reading and commenting on mah blog. I shall do the same for you buddy.
MATH NEEDS TO BE USED IN EVERY WAY SHAPE AND FORM 24/7! Since we are pros at it and would show up errbody

Japan Trip April 10th

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Hey everyone, this weeks was kind of cut short by MUN. However I still had time to practice my Japanese. It is especially important in class too, because we are learning casual forms that I think will be more commonly used when we go to Japan. Model United Nations was pretty fun, and I corrected the Japanese delegate a couple times.