i am really happy with my pictures. i think they show a young couple in love, whilst staying within the editorial style. my final pictures were based upon the beach boys song "god only knows". i think my pictures show how in love the pair are, and how they wouldn't know what they'd be without each other.
keeping to the brief set by the british heart foundation, i photoshopped the original pink heart brooch to a fuller redder colour. to achieve this i used the "burn" tool on photoshop and lowered the opacity on the paintbrush tool, to apply a slight red finish. i think it has proved quite effective and shows my model's burning heart for his lover.
my favourite shot is the last shot. i like the rose fencing in the foreground which is out of focus, it adds depth to the picture. i also like the background of the piece. it really shows the late autumn setting sun, and the red of the dying leaves. it's very romantic and warming. i really like jake's pose as well. he really looks like he's lovingly gazing at emma, as if he was really and truly infatuated with her.
these prints were taken with my grandad's old minolta srt 101. my old and faithful manual camera. i really like the tone and effect film has on the prints. i think the fact that the prints were taken on film adds to the love and time went into the prints. digital is so instant and unpersonal, where as time and effort has to go into film developing and editing.
i am a photographer who loves film, and my 1950s manual slr camera.