Wednesday, April 21, 2010
I've worked a little more on this portrait. The beadwork is slow going so I'm taking my time. I feel as if I'm making this necklace myself!
Sometimes people have challenges using black paper and it seems that the colours almost sink into it, making them appear duller or more muted. I don't think that the pigment can actually move into the fibre of the paper. I believe its more a trick of the eye with lighting and viewer position as well as the black paper not letting the colour reflect as it should. However, if someone has a scientific reason behind the theory of colour and black paper, I'd love to hear it.
I've experimented a bit more with photographing dark paper under artificial light and in this image I used the TV setting. In TV mode I select the shutter speed and the camera selects the appropriate aperture and the quicker shutter speed seems to make a difference with the black paper. I don't get the same level of glare back from it.