PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS IN THEIR ENTIRETY
Use the frame of your camera phones viewfinder as your compositional space making sure the photographer is close to the subject being photographed. The subject being photographed should fill the entire frame of the viewfinder. The image should be of the head only. Please do not take a photo from a distance and enlarge to fit, detail will be lost. Take a second photo from more of a distance including more of the hair for reference.
You may take as many photos as you like and please send them to my email address at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will help you choose the best image. Once the image is chosen please print it to either 11 x 17 or (18 x 24 which you can get at Costco.)
Have the subject sit or stand next to a window in a room with no artificial lights on. With the natural light coming from the window take your photo no flash. Have one side of the face in the light as the other side falls into shadow. There should be a full compliment of values from strong highlights on one side of the face through mediums to dark shadows on the other side. If you are photographing outside it’s suggested to do so at the end of the day when the suns rays create warm highlights and long deep shadows. It is suggested to avoid overhead, or mid day light.
Studio photos, such as old portraits with full face lighting, or children are not good for this project. Self portraits are highly recommended. (We can do a nip and tuck if you like!)
Background: "half yard black cotton fabric, assortment of dark multicolor/value jewel tone fabrics for hair, or whatever your hair color is: a range from light to dark fabrics
KIT FEE $35 includes fabric for the face, parchment paper, textile paints, brushes, palette, scrubbie, Transdoodle transfer paper, vinyl and handout.