This photo is taken from the opening scene to 28 days later, it depicts a man who has just woken from a coma, the streets are empty and as a result, he is scared and confused by what has happened. The characters position in relation to the photo helps to exaggerate his general ignorance to the apocalyptic world around him. The way in which the sun is setting shows that it is late in the day, this creates anticipation in that there will soon be darkness, the concept of this dusk effect could be used in a piece of my own to create that same effect.

This screen shot is taken from the opening scene of 28 weeks later, it is the first frame that shows a being infected with the “rage virus” or what could be described as a “zombie”. The photo itself predominantly focuses on the eyes of the infected woman, this is mainly because at this point, they are the only thing that distinguishes her from the “non-infected”. Similar to the 28 days later picture, the photo portrays the general ignorance of the non-infected woman, this helps to create a sense of dramatic irony.  Finally another effective attribute of this photo is that it reverses the usual lighting setup used in horror photography, For example: Usually the character will be pictured in an higher intensity light to that of the area/direction the camera is facing, however in this photo the fear is created from an area that is of high intensity lighting, as a result the safer area seems to be the darkness. This reversal of stereotypical horror lighting is very effective as it takes away, what could be described as a safety net in that the view will naturally fear the darker areas of a photo but in this photo, they would fear the lighter of possibly both. In my final piece, i could use this ideal of switching the expected light sources in order to sound an area that has the potential to create maximum fear in the eyes of the viewer.

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