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Thanks so much!
It’s actually just the head of a small valentines teddy bear soaked in fake blood lol. Tried as best we could to make it look like a heart though.
I’m pretty proud of this images. When completed, I’ll show you a few more from the shoot!
I’ll try and remember to take a picture of my DIY gear next time I’m doing a shoot haha. It’s pretty funny.
People that don’t listen to the advice given are just dumb. Advice is advice, you can choose to use it or not but you should ALWAYS listen to it.
A lot of stuff I have learned from these forums. And I’ve learned a lot online (Mostly from Aaron Nace of Phlearn, that guy is incredible)
Thank you guys for the continued support of my learning process!
First time using one of these Light setup tool things so bear with me
the umbrella is actually a utility work light that I put my umbrella on to soften and change the temp of the light.
I had no way to put a hair light up so I put a flash behind the backdrop on the flood and aimed it up at the ceiling to light up his hair a bit.
the octabox is a homemade softbox I made… it does an alright job I guess…
Yes it is a blue background (a blue blanket held up by my fiancee and a tripod lol).
I was working with a lot of different light colour temps so I did the best I could at making it look as normal as possible in photoshop lol.
I’ll show you the SOOC if you’d like lol
Oh my god, look at their photos!
Haha we weren’t all born symmetrical 🙁
I feel like my workflow and everything is getting so much faster. I don’t have to put nearly as much work into my photos in post now and that’s a good feeling.
Haha that sign is awesome!
Yeah, I might actually revisit it soon and try and make it look more like stadium lighting.
I’ll choose the background first and light according to that, instead of shooting first and finding a background after haha.
I searched “HDR Baseball Field” in Google images and that was one of the first ones that came up.
Mostly with these images I do I’m focusing on the technical side of things like the lighting, making the composite look right, and the right sharpening and overall look to the image.
I pay a LOT less attention to the expression on my face. These are ‘test’ shots to see what I can do with the tools I have.
And I never noticed the weird shadows on my neck until now, that’s so weird. Must have been because the lights were like at my neck level, they cast those hard shadows.
Here’s the before/after