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Dragon 1
Just some experiments with Low Key aka black on black photography
dragon4.jpg  dragon3.jpg  dragon2.jpg  dragon1.jpg 
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Album name:Low Key
Rating (15 votes):(Details)
Keywords:black dragon
File Size:93 KB
Date added:September 28, 2003
Dimensions:640 x 480 pixels
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Koriyama [September 29, 2003]
I feel that this one is the weakest of the 4 in this series. There are two strong negative elements for me here. 1) There is too much stray light falling on the backing cloth. 2) The shape has two conflicting elements: the outline is visible in places, but the shape is created mainly by the light spots. It would be better to decide whether the object's shape is a graphic element or whether the light spots should be the only indicator of the shape. I feel that there's a confusion here. In your 'Men in Black' and 'Angry Princess', you keep the integrity of the background clear. And in 'Angry Princess', the shape of the arm is visible only via the light. Both photographs work well because of this. But in this present shot, there is a confusion of outline. As a suggestion, why not take the shot again, but this time trying to create the shape using only light? You might have two light sources and, by using a strong and a weak source, create dynamics that way. You might even consider how the object (or how the lights react after hitting the object) could be more dramatically posed, or how the camera angle could be set to improve the drama.
Anon [September 29, 2003]
Background should be uniformly black

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