In this photo only my bedroom light is on. The image on the left is with no flash and I found that this is the closest to what this actually looks like in person. The photo on the right is the same lighting environment only I used a flash. Obviously the flash made it brighter which created a small glare. The purples look a little more blue and even the carpet and backdrop appear sharper or more detailed. I prefer the photo on the left simply because it’s the truest to reality.
In this photo there is only a lamp on and it is about 5 feet away. These 2 images are very simular to that of the bedroom (ceiling) light. This no flash example differs from the former no flash scenario in overall brightness and shadows. The difference in detail are very subtle. The purple platform isnt as bright because the lamp doesn’t light up the whole room and contains only 1/3 of the wattage my ceiling light has. The carpet is darker as well and there is a glare off of his goggles. The image on the right with flash is basically identical to the preceding flash example with the bedroom light. I like the image on the left because I feel like it makes the minion look more confident and bold. Something about the shadows and the subtle glare on his face from the lamp.
This photo was taken in pitch black room using only my flash for light. It is the brightest picture out of them all and has the most glare. He almost looks like a deer caught in headlights. Completely different feel than the other personalities prior. Even the black backdrop provides a glare.
In this photo I didn’t use a flash at all and the desk lamp was the only thing on in the room and I set it up as if it was a key light. This image isn’t too far from the correct purple color you would see in person. I like the aura it creates. You almost want to converse with this minion.
In this image all I did was hold the light directly above his head pointing down 180 degrees. You can tell because the brightness on top of his head. There is way more detail on the backdrop and wall due to the subtle glare and angle that the light is at. It illuminates through the backdrop and the shadows aren’t as dark. Everything in this photo is lit up and brighter, but there are still a few shadows. The purple color doesn’t appear as blue as other brighter pictures. This is basically the reverse of a horror shot. I like because it has a creepy feel to it and it doesn’t deviate too much from the actual purple color.
In this photo I moved the light directly in front of him. This lighting most accurately captures the natural environment out of all of the lamp photos. Aside from the glare between his glasses and teeth this is what you’d see if you were there in person and because all of the light energy is centrally focused on this one object it provides more detail than a regular room light. This is the highest quality and detailed image.
The only difference in this photo and the very first left photo is the fact that there is no black back drop. The lighter back drop causes the picture to initially be a little brighter. The lighter background also yields more noticeable shadows. This photo has a very candid unofficial look to it.
This just shows you the lamp I used and the scale of the objects.