Playing with my photo booth

Having taken some advice from a gentleman by the name of Patrick, a member of a photography group, I finally ordered and received a photo booth.  I can’t promise that all pictures will be perfect from here on, but I can promise that they should be evenly toned.

Over time, having been taking photos with a book shelf to one side and a window to the other hasn’t worked well so I decided to invest in a rigid booth with an assortment of openings, zippers, background colour choices, lighting and a light diffuser.  I already love it.

So, wanting to try it out, I painted an orange and blue abstract design.  Being opposites on the colour wheel is always a challenge and it doesn’t help that blue is my least favourite colour, but my decision was made.  I deliberately chose dynamic and brilliant versions of each and tinted them to a lighter hue to test how the booth lighting would cope.

The design brief was to initially draw one straight line, one wavy line and one shape, then apply colour to the individual sections.

Yes, it was cyan blue, just couldn’t face ultramarine.  There is a great optical illusion where the full strength cyan, abutting the orange, appears to lean towards the aqua green spectrum.  However, when looking at the piece once the orange part has been masked, it is definitely cyan.

I can honestly say this is a faithful photographic reproduction of the painted piece and the photo booth is spot on.  Taken with booth fully enclosed, front aperture open, full strength lighting and light diffuser.  Camera positioned outside the booth, set to auto and preset colour.  That’s about as technical as I’ll be getting, I expect.

Happy days!

About Claire B

I'm a passionate printmaker, paper-maker and a poor sketcher (which I'm working to improve). I've stitched from early childhood and am a perpetual student, loving learning and participating in everything creative.
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