Wide Angle Texture
Now we're gonna do something that is against all of the rules of photography. That's sort of backwards, but it's a lot of fun. And I like doing stuff like that. This is wide angle texture. And so the first thing we're gonna do to break the rules of portrait photography is we are going to use a wide angle lens. So on my camera, I have a 16 to 35 millimeter lens and I'm going to shoot this at 16 millimeters which is absolutely the wrong thing to do when you're shooting a portrait because it distorts everything. So I don't really like that. So the other thing that we're going to do is we have really messed up Theresa's face and it's about to melt off but we have put a bunch of cupcake sprinkles all over her face and she's covered in honey. Pretty soon if she goes outside, she'll be covered in bees but we have all kinds of craziness going on there. But what I wanna try to do is to show the texture on her face and how you can use a wide angle lens to create some kind of well interesting loo...
ks. So this might not be everybody's thing but I love doing things go against the grain of photography. So what I've done is I have set up an ALC 500 in here with a standard reflector and then I've put two flags on both sides of that. What those flags are doing is a really restricting the light. So that only light is hitting on Theresa and nothing else. In fact, if we take our video lights and we go down what we can see from the top view here is that there is just light on Theresa and nothing else. We've really restricted that light. And so that's exactly what we want to do. You might wanna do this just to learn how to control light in an extreme way. Okay. The other thing we need to do is meter the light. So I'm metering right at the light, and that is metering. As soon as I turn on my light meter, it is metering at F 13 ISO 100 shutter speed of 200 F 13. Now because of the inverse square law because we're so close to this light we're gonna have light falling off because we've used the flags. There's nothing gonna hit the background. So we should only get the light on Theresa. And I'm using an extremely high contrast black and white developed setting in a light room. So when I shoot, we should see these in high contrast black and white and all things put together. We should have a crazy, crazy shot. And so Theresa, I want you to look toward me and look at me like I am too close. Like, aah, there we go. Perfect. It's like that. Okay(laughs). These are crazy. So you can see, we have texture. We have this wide angle lens that sort of distorts everything. And that is crazy. So that, aw, zoom in on that. That is cool. That is something that you could put in a gallery. I wanna shoot one more really quickly. I don't think Theresa enjoying this. I'm not her favorite person right now. She's trying not to smile. 'Cause if she does, everything's gonna fall off. So I'm teasing her. And so, ah, here we have another shot, super, super tight. Okay. So what I'm gonna do here is I'm seeing something here. I didn't even expect. So that's the shot, but if I crop this in post-production I'm gonna go to a 16 by nine. I'm gonna really bring this in even closer. I'm gonna set this over here to the rule of thirds bringing in really, really, really tight bam. It's too tight. We need to go up just a bit. Bam ah. That is sort of cool. I'll go full screen on that. That is a freaky thing you could hang in a cut coffee shop and people would be like, what is going on? It is one of the things I like to do with photography which is creating a photo that draws people's eyes in. Even if it's, what is that, what is going on? I love doing that kind of stuff because it keeps people looking around. And so I think this is a wide angle texture portrait that is successful. Okay. So, now that we know what that is, please try this yourself. The way that we put this stuff on Theresa's face is she put honey on her face, lots of honey. And then we used cupcake sprinkles and those are all over her face. And then I converted that to high contrast black and white. And that's what your seeing. And so I guess you're ready to be done with this, right? Okay. So let's go to our last looks. (upbeat music)