Bäd Santa

Christmas is coming so it’s time to make some images from Santa Claus. Jake asked me if I would like to take some bad santa themed images and since I already had thought something like that we moved quickly to the planning phase. I took the images in my home studio and it was a bit small for a two people shoot like this but we managed to get the shots. I already had other pictures needed for the backgrounds but I had to photograph one more for the floor texture. I usually don’t like use very saturated colours but in this case I thought this humour needs some good bright reds. And as a Finnish metal fan it’s Bäd Santa. Like Lemmy said about ö in Motörhead “I only put it in there to look mean”.

PSA Image of the Year

PSA Image of the Year 2015 / Color section

From Hell

This image started as a test if I could use melted plastic as a texture in my face. Kind of burned melted face. I used heat gun to melt the plastic over the mannequin head. I photographed the head and my head in the same light. I used little fill for the texture for the black part of the face. I’m not completely happy with the result but at least every image works as a exercise.

Frozen Rose

I got this rose with the AFCC silver badge of merit and when it was alredy quite dry I put it in milk carton with water and froze it. I put it in Ikea glass table in my home studio and tested couple of light setups to get this frozen rose image.

AFCC Silver badge of merit

AFCC Silver Badge of Merit.

Broken Soldiers Shoot

Earlier I took some studio shots of this broken soldier character. Now we went to a nearby forest to took some shots. It’s a nice little forest with variable surroundings. All these three shots were taken within 150m of each other. My smoke machine is pretty small so for the larger shot I had to take several shots and combine them in photoshop. I used car battery and inverter to get it working. I also broke my back by carrying those between places. I wanted darker forest so I under exposed backgrounds and used yongnuo flashes to get some light to the character.