This week I decided to have some fun with my project items of shoes and melamine. As melamine is used in the production of plastic, I decided to enlist the help of some inanimate friends – Barbie, Captain America and Hawkeye … and lots of lots of Barbie shoes. All the pictures were taken with a single light source and on a soft box. As another classmate was shooting using the same studio space, a reflector was used to block out the light in some of the pictures.

I now have a fresh idea for the advert section of my project which I reveal in due course but I am now going to finalise the still life section (hopefully this weekend) and then concentrate on part two. So I hope you like the pictures as much as I had fun taking them.

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f11 ISO 100 1/200 135mm

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f6.5  ISO 100 1/25 135mm – I like the way these shoes are isolated against the black background

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f6.5  ISO 100 1/25 135mm

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f6.5  ISO 100 1/25 126mm

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f6.5  ISO 100 1/25 100mm – I’m thinking  about whether concentrate just on the legs and shoes or to use full body shots for the advert.

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f6.5  ISO 100 1/25 39mm – here you can see the use of the reflector to block the light and it creates this window of light seeping in.

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f6.5  ISO 100 1/25 45mm

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f6.5  ISO 100 1/25 35mm

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f6.5  ISO 100 1/25 45mm – I like the fact that the only the arms and red shoe are in sharp focus… everything else is a warm blur

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f6.5  ISO 100 1/25 45mm – there is a hyper masculine, dominating element to this picture

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f6.5  ISO 100 1/25 44mm

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f6.5  ISO 100 1/25 180mm

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f6.5  ISO 100 1/25 180mm

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f6.5  ISO 100 1/25 180mm – I like the lighting in this picture and the one below, which seems to accentuate the doe-eyed nature of Barbie contrasted by the harsh and focused stare of Captain America… we can only assume Hawkeye is staring in the same way behind his sunnies 🙂

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f6.5  ISO 100 1/25 180mm

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f6.5  ISO 100 1/25 180mm – Here I think the lighting really works well, in providing some moodiness, even though we have Barbie’s playful foot.

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f6.5  ISO 100 1/25 180mm

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f6.5  ISO 100 1/25 192mm – these two pictures above are provocative while the one below is merely suggestive of what could be happening.

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f5.6  ISO 100 1/25 248mm

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