Saturday, 29 September 2012

"Compulsion To Hit Hard; Merciless Punishment" (North Korea Light Stencil - All In Camera), Oxford

Via Flickr:
All in camera - single exposure. Please see ""Let's Glow More Sunflowers!" for images of the kit used.

This is the second in a series of light stenciled propaganda posters I'm attempting with the much appreciated help of the Hooded Accomplice.

For light stenciling, you build a foil box, put an image on the front of it, and fire a flash through it from behind. The flash lights the image and "stamps" it onto your sensor/film. Then you move the box, and let the rest of the scene burn in. If you're interested, I'd recommend you check out tdub303's excellent tutorial piece here.

I put some quick thoughts down in the first of the series (linked above) as to why on earth you would choose to do it this way, in camera, rather than using Photoshop. Certainly it takes a lot of time and demands you make a lot of cumbersome kit to burden yourself with. However, the challenges it throws up are worth confronting. This is how you learn about light and cameras.

Hope everyone is having a great week!