TAOP: Assignment 5 – Images – Part 3: Bruising your karma
November 15, 2012
This is a post for the third image in my narrative sequence. This image changed between conception, to picture script, to an idea I played with when I knew I needed to reduce the number of images and then back to something closer to the early conception idea.
This is the final image:
The only change I’ve made here is to increase the saturation of the red in Lightroom. As a composition it works because of the relationship between the points – drawing a diagonal across the frame; there’s a clear sense of action and relationship between the hand and the dice.
It was shot with two studio lights through umbrellas as shown below:
The good news is, my big problem of losing my hotshoe to trigger one of the flashes (I don’t have enough remotes) has been solved with the purchase of a Canon 5D MKII – which this was my first assignment shot using. The 5D includes a flash connector. So, that’s a £2k solution to losing a £10 bit of kit. 😉
Prior to shooting the final image I had opted to show wine apparently smashing a mirror – because of the association with ‘seven years of bad luck’ but, as I found with the second image, this didn’t work alongside the others; they didn’t appear part of the same group of work.
So I went back to the ‘bad luck’ of rolling “snake eyes” on dice.