Do NOT shoot with your light (light source behind you) → makes the food flat
Shoot against the light (back lit) / with light crossing through the frame → shimmer and gleam, soft play of shadows
Use a diffuser to soften the lighting is too strong (DIY: bedsheet HAHA)
Cut and shape light → If one side is a little dark: use a fill / reflector (bounce back / fill on the dark spot) , To cut/ remove the light (to create contrast), use a hard black surface (DIY: black cards)
Determine the ‘hero’ of the composition, which is the food is the focus / you wish to highlight
↑ ISO , more grainy. Therefore, you usually shoot with ISO 200 or 400
Aperture: determines what is in focus. Usually f3.2 (foreground in focus, background blur)
wider the aperture, more light let in and faster the shutter speed → softer, less in focus
smaller aperture, slower the shutter speed → more of the dish in focus
A collaboration with Sorry whoops i meant Shiau Yu
1 STRUCTURE , MULTIPLE PERSPECTIVES
As the task was to combine both Shiau Yu’s and my structure, we decided to make use of layering which was the technique employed in constructing her primary structure.
We had to work within the limited supply of gum we had and hence had to have other materials with could substitute the gum ( oh man should have gotten more gum from Malaysia ).
OMG I REALLY LOVE THE INCONSISTENCY IN OPACITY AND THICKNESS AS WELL AS THE STRETCHED MARKS AND MATTE SURFACE HOHO
Stocking → which did not work out as the tension it exerts when stretched over the bamboo structure was too strong and caused the contact points to break.
Slime → we could not get the right consistency and it was way too glossy and did not retain a stretched surface like how to gum did.
Jumping Clay → it was rather opaque and hence could not let much light pass through hence we were restricted to working with the positive and negative spaces. Likewise, it did not offer the texture of a stretched membrane which was what we set out to achieve.
Eventually, we still managed to work with the amount of gum we had on hand. YAHOOOOO
Medium: Gum, Bamboo sticks, masking tape
Sadly, our lamp shade only manage to cast soft shadows hence we did not meet the criteria of the job brief where on of the objectives was to create distinct shadow shapes.
YAY LAZY FUN TIMES WITH 2/5 OF THE RED TABLE CLUB WOOHOO
OMG MY FINGERS ARE ALL PRUNEY FROM STRETCHING THE GUM IN HOT WATER…SPOILT FINGERS BUT WORTH THE WRINKLEyness YUM