Nov 23, 2010

Spaceman Sam


For our commercial photography class, one of our most recent assignments was to shoot something using a "cookie" light (the real term is “cukaloris”). Basically it's a type of gobo, which is when you use objects, shapes or cut-outs and put them in front of a light source to create light or shadow shapes on your photograph.

For my photograph I cut out stars from bristol board, painted a few small styrophome globes and hung them, and included a little space man named Sam. I had a lot of trouble making the stars look sharp, and they kept doubling. It was pretty bad, that I actually blended two photos together to make the stars alright (this version) and in the photo above, I actually had to align and erase some of the stars in photoshop.


Anonymous said...

SAM! I love Sam and his world...or should I say space?

Anonymous said...

angles, placement, lighting, perfect.

Unknown said...

Looks great! I love the little guy. You're so talented!

Ella Unread said...

I love it!!!! Such a beautiful picture!

jill said...

this picture makes me want to change the theme of corbins room to be outer space just so i can ask you if its okay to use this picture as the main piece of his room! wow. i really like it. all your hard work really payed off!

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