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Self-Portrait

 

I felt like trying something new, so I played around with gels. If not used correctly, colored light can look tacky and cheap (like it does here, hahahaha - Incredible Hulk, anyone?). When used artisically, however, as we saw in the Missoni ads featuring Drew Barrymore, gels can add intrigue to a photograph.

 

I might try these again and spruce it up a bit--but it might be easier to try on an actual model so I can see the shifts in color. Here, I had two lights, a no-brainer on the set-up: they were both parallel and aimed directly at me. But the yellow one had more spread because of the lighter color, and the green one had a deeper saturation. I had to tone down the green considerably because I was glowing right off the screen. If I try this again, I'm pulling the lights far away from me/subject.

 

I started a blog, by the way. If you have any suggestions on topics, hit me up!

www.amydunn.com/blog/

 

New York City, 2009

 

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Taken on September 18, 2008