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Experimental Imagery inPhotographySophie Baker1

2Case Study

Case StudyThe artist here is Roco Montoya who is a photographer and graphic designer from Spain who uses handmade collages to make her final products. Her work goes down the more traditional route because of her use of paper collage from photographs she has taken, as well as drawings theyve made. Montoyas aim is to manipulate images to covey the perception of nature through aesthetic experiences. Such as the models used in her photography. However she also uses non-traditional techniques by using digital productions, Photoshop, to adjust the lighting, exposure, tone and shadowing on her photographs. After this she begins to go through magazines and her drawings to add to the improved photograph. When the collage has been created she adds to them further with paint and defining other connotations of the images by using a crafting knife to scrape to add different textures to the images. Due to her work using both traditional and non-traditional methods her work is both historical and contemporary. I personally find her work to be more historical than contemporary due to her rare use of Photoshop and her work focusing more on her collages and artwork on the photographs to make the final product. This work would most likely be displayed in galleries and on the internet for the artists website/ promotion.

Traditional method:

Non-traditional method:

Final product:

You are to discuss a minimum of three experimental images produced using photography. Note the artist, and discuss the techniques they have used. Categorise the techniques as traditional or non-traditional and also as historical or contemporary. Discuss where the work might be displayed.

http://rociomontoya.com/portfolio_page/parasomnia/http://theinspirationgrid.com/surreal-collages-by-rocio-montoya/ 3

You are to discuss a minimum of three experimental images produced using photography. Note the artist, and discuss the techniques they have used. Categorise the techniques as traditional or non-traditional and also as historical or contemporary. Discuss where the work might be displayed.

http://rociomontoya.com/portfolio_page/parasomnia/http://theinspirationgrid.com/surreal-collages-by-rocio-montoya/ 4

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The artist here is Matthew Brandt is photographer from Los Angeles. Brandt uses the traditional method of taken photographs he has taken and submerging them in water. By doing this he has created a dynamic and dramatic perspective on a clear image. The photographer takes images of lakes and brings back samples of the water from the lake to soak the picture with once they have been printed. Doing this degrades, stains and erodes the image(s) and gives them a new perspective as well as an aged look from the locations own sources. Such as the lake water. Due to Brandt not using an digital post productions or techniques his method for his photography is traditional. His traditional approach to his work makes his work more historical rather than contemporary because of his natural techniques towards his final products. His work is mainly displayed within galleries and online on his own personal blog to display his portfolio.

You are to discuss a minimum of three experimental images produced using photography. Note the artist, and discuss the techniques they have used. Categorise the techniques as traditional or non-traditional and also as historical or contemporary. Discuss where the work might be displayed.

http://www.studentartguide.com/articles/creative-photography-ideas 5

You are to discuss a minimum of three experimental images produced using photography. Note the artist, and discuss the techniques they have used. Categorise the techniques as traditional or non-traditional and also as historical or contemporary. Discuss where the work might be displayed.

http://www.studentartguide.com/articles/creative-photography-ideas 6

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The artist here is Ellen Hoverkamp. Hoverkamp uses scanography, scanner photography, to create her work. The scanner takes the image with a black background placed giving the subjects in the foreground more focus and definition. She uses natural resources, plants, to create her displayed images through colleges or displays of the plants within the photograph. Due to her using modern technology to create her work with a scanner her photographs would be deemed as contemporary and being created in a non-traditional method. Even though she is using sources for her images which have been around for years, such as plants, it wouldnt be seen as a historical/ traditional type of photography because of her use of modern techniques. Hoverkamp has done a traditional form of photography in a non-traditional way. The photographers work has not only been displayed in galleries and online for her own webpage but also in a gardening book to further display her work on other platforms to broaden her audience.

You are to discuss a minimum of three experimental images produced using photography. Note the artist, and discuss the techniques they have used. Categorise the techniques as traditional or non-traditional and also as historical or contemporary. Discuss where the work might be displayed.7

You are to discuss a minimum of three experimental images produced using photography. Note the artist, and discuss the techniques they have used. Categorise the techniques as traditional or non-traditional and also as historical or contemporary. Discuss where the work might be displayed.8

9Technique #1Out of focus

You must duplicate each slide for each technique. Minimum of 4 required. 9

Technique #1: Out of focus

How I carried out the technique to make these images Out of focus was by making sure the camera was in manual focus, not auto focus. This was to ensure the images would be out of focus and not automatically in focus. The images taken were of lights mainly but inside and outside meaning that the focus needed to be adjusted for each image to get different effects from them. As well as trying to make sure the images were distinguishable even out of focus.

Use this page to display contact sheets from your chosen technique *Write about how you carried out the technique. Explain what camera settings were used.* Write about the technique youve used

To make the contact sheet you need to go to File> Automate> Contact Sheet II. Once done a menu opens asking you about how many rows & columns you want (I did 5 rows and 5 columns). As well as the dimensions for the images (width & height). For the width I made it 19cm and the height 25cm. Then you go to the Choose button on the top left of the menu to select your images from a folder. 10

Technique #1

Chosen image (On separate document):

The image that I have chosen has a bokeh effect from the fairy lights in the image. I figured that this would be a good background for something rotoscoped to have. I began by looking up images of illustrated fairies, chose my favorite for positioning and shape and dragged the image into Photoshop. Using the Rotoscoping tool and began cutting the outline of the fairy. Once rotoscoped I right click on my mouse where a column of options appear and go for Layer Via Copy so that I can drag that layer of the fairy independently onto another document with the chosen image on using the Mouse tool.

Use this slide to include a screen capture of the edit process. Before and during editing is preferable.Remember to annotate this slide.To screen capture on a mac, use CMD + SHIFT + 4 for a selection, or CMD + SHIFT + 3 for the full screen.Screenshot the editing process and annotate what and why youre doing that 11

Technique #1

Once the layer of the rotoscoped fairy is dragged using the mouse tool onto the chosen photograph I wanted to change the colour of the fairy to look more like a shadow. I double click on the layer needed and a menu opens. I go for Colour Overlay, to get a full coverage of the rotoscoped layer, and click on the small coloured rectangle to get a selection of colours and shades to a better selection. After playing around with the colours to see what matches the background the best I went for full black so that the fairy looks like a shadow over the bokeh photograph. Before colour adjustments After colour adjustments

Use this slide to include a screen capture of the edit process. Before and during editing is preferable.Remember to annotate this slide.To screen capture on a mac, use CMD + SHIFT + 4 for a selection, or CMD + SHIFT + 3 for the full screen.Screenshot the editing process and annotate what and why youre doing that 12

Technique #1

After rotoscoping, placing and colouring the first subject for the chosen photograph I noticed that is was still quite bare so I went back and found another subject to rotoscope and colour to look like a shadow for the left side of the photograph.

Use this slide to include a screen capture of the edit process. Before and during editing is preferable.Remember to annotate this slide.To screen capture on a mac, use CMD + SHIFT + 4 for a selection, or CMD + SHIFT + 3 for the full screen.Screenshot the editing process and annotate what and why youre doing that 13

Technique #1

The strengths of my final image are the overall concept of using a fantasy element to the image. I like that the fairy on the left looks as though shes holding one of the bokeh lights. This small detail, I think, makes the composition look more pleasing for the viewer. However the weaknesses of my final product is that the rotoscoping of the subjects is quite messy. I could have taken more care with them to make them more defined. How I could dev