Exercise K – Jonathan Melendez

Exercise K - Jonathan Melendez


Portrait Research – Jonathan Melendez

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Self Portrait – The self-portrait I have in mind is showing what I love to enjoyt. For this picture it will be a black and white image of me smoking a cigar and with a nice shadow effect in the lighting to show contrast from one side of my face to other. On top of the contrast it will have nice movement with the smoke lingering in the photo.

Environmental Portrait – For this portrait I will have a nice setup at my family members Tiki room bar, which will show high contrast and vibrant colors. The portrait will consist of myself or my cousin enjoying a drink in the tiki room. With the main focus being the main subject enjoying a beverage surrounded by numerous things, textures, and colors that will add to the image.

Formal Portrait – On this formal portrait picture will be pretty straight forward shot of myself or someone else in their best suit or outfit. This will include a nice background hopefully with a nice gradient effect to add to the photo. On top of a shallow depth of field to show the main subject as the main focus.

Creative Portrait – To add creativity to this image I was thinking of playing with long exposure and how to add a certain feel and movement to the photo. Another idea is to be able to modify with colors and how it can add to a long exposure image. I will also try and see how framing can add to this image by using the rule of thirds and or centering the person to see what works best.


Still Life Research – Jonathan Melendez

My idea for traditional still was showcasing the things I enjoy most. This still life will show the luxurious end of tasting cigars and bourbon and barrel aged craft beer. It will incorporate the necessary glass ware and accessories in order to enjoy these delights. For my product idea I wanted to fall in line with the same depiction of a liquor bottle, and since I am a big bourbon guy, I will showcase a collection of bottles from the same brand. With lighting and background to help extenuate the bottle. Lastly for my food I am really interested in the idea of both ingredients and final food to eat. I am thinking of incorporating both final dish and finalizing with whatever garnishing that dish takes.Still Life Research - Melendez JonathanIMG_5843