Since it’s halloween time I thought that I make one image for the occasion. I have orc skull that I photographed with the same lights I used for myself. Then I photoshopped some of the skull to my face.
One thing that I have started to use is notes layer. I first saw it used in Phlearn videos for educational purposes but I find it useful also for my personal notes. I usually gather all the main parts to the image in one file and do some editing to get an idea if this is going to work at all. After that I add blank layer where I write notes what I want to do with the picture. I have forgotten things in the past and this helps me to keep everything in control.
Honorable Mention for Men from 5. Seuracup 2014, Finland.
Or as Dali might say “Light-headed dream caused by the alarm clock a second before waking up”. I have always liked surreal art and currently I seem to enjoy more working on a pen tablet than behind the camera, so making photo manipulations suites that well. This picture started from a balloon idea and it developed on the way to a dream where you feel light-headed when alarm clock tries to pull you out from the comfort of a sleep.
Salon Gold for Reaching for the Sky from 4 April XIX International Salon of Art Photographs “Miniature”, Serbia.
Continuing with the “Finger Puppets” theme and making surreal self portraits. Already thinking more ideas for these kind of pictures… Lighting was basic one softbox light at front and above.
I thought that some woodworking would do for this morning and made a cutting board for photos and cardboard etc. Now it has stoppers for A5, 30cm, 40cm, 50cm so it covers most of my use.
“I gave you the key to my heart and you stabbed it right through it”. This idea have been circling in my head for a really long time. I thought I would use heart of a pig, but those sold for food had veins chopped too short and looked too much well like food. I finally found a plastic heart from ebay that suited the image better. Antique key was bought from the same place and I had all the pieces for the idea. Lighting was pretty much the same as in “Forgive Me” but I used Godox stobes insted of Yongnuo.
It’s snowing outside but I guess it’s still autumn. I found some really red leaves and thought that I make one picture with autumn theme. It took a surreal turn in some point and eye appeared in the picture. Eye was edited in three steps. Eye surroundings were added with multiply layer mode. White of the eye needed some yellow to fit to the leave and finally changed the eye colour to green.
UPI HM for Separated from International Circuit “8 Marzo Fotografia” – 2° Trofeo Francesco Mochi di Montevarchi.
When I was looking noose from the closet a gun fell to my feet. And not just any gun but antique replica with wooden handle that hurts quite a bit. Does not sound like a morning of a photographer but that’s how that monday morning started. I had this idea when sitting on my favourite bench at nearby pond. Not sure where it came from. Probably a mixture of pictures that I have seen somewhere and my own twisted imagination. Lighting was simple. Just a beauty dish over head.