Now and again we get to play around with cool equipment that we wouldn’t normally use. I got my hands on the spiffy Lightblaster and managed to create a cool neon 80s sci-fi image which wasn’t as hard as it may sound.[Read More…]
Shoot for better composites by choosing your background first
As an artist who shoots mostly composites, more often than not I’m going to be cutting out my subject and placing them in a different scene. A lot of the time I only have a rough idea of what kind of a background I’ll be using, so I just shoot my subject as best as I can and figure out the backdrop later. Sometimes I have no idea what I’m going to do with my model, but a wise and incredibly good-looking man once said, “You don’t always need a plan.”
HOWEVER, if I do a shoot knowing full well what my background looks like before I even pick up my camera, it makes everything a million times easier.
BTS: See How Photographer Created This Epic ‘Star Wars’ Engagement Shoot
A lot of people love Star Wars. Granted, I’m not one of them, but I’m beginning to learn that my opinion doesn’t necessarily impact the choices of the rest of the world. (Someday this will change…) Daniel Grove is one of those who loves Star Wars. Paying homage to his beloved science fiction genre, the Texas-based photographer teamed up with couple Angel and Kyson to create an engagement shoot of epic proportions.
In a galaxy not-so-far-far away, they brought the fight of the Galactic Empire to the Texan countryside. With full Tatooine-esque (Tatooinian-esque? Tatooineü-esque?) wardrobe and makeup, the couple fought for their mortal survival against Sith Lords to eventually win the day. (I love how it looks like Kyson is “slip-thumbing” his laser gun…)
ALES Protocol: Pictures of an Action Figure Taken Like it’s an Astronaut on Another Planet
Are you looking at the poster of a new Bungie-developed game? A film by Neill Blomkamp? Or Neill Armstrong himself? Nope. Reddit user el_chivo recently posted up pictures by one of his friends of a project that’s incredibly simple, and incredibly creative.
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