Hands and a little creative use of lighting

dkoyanagidkoyanagi Major grinsVancouverRegistered Users Posts: 656 Major grins
edited January 30, 2005 in Technique
Some of my experiments. What do you think?

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  • johnojohno Seek first the Kingdom... Registered Users Posts: 617 Major grins
    edited January 28, 2005
    very nice thumb.gif I have taken some bw with my daughters hands... they're cool. They didn't turn out as nice as yours.

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  • LiquidOpsLiquidOps Here to Learn Registered Users Posts: 835 Major grins
    edited January 28, 2005
    Those are awesome!!!

    hmmm... would you mind a little detail on your technique... this looks like fun

    # 2 and 3 are my favs
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  • dkoyanagidkoyanagi Major grins VancouverRegistered Users Posts: 656 Major grins
    edited January 30, 2005
    These photos are incredibly easy to shoot. In fact, I'm almost embarrassed that I put them up. Anyway, here's how I did the first picture:

    I used a simple clamp light for the lighting. I taped a piece of paper to keep the light from spreading out too much.

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    I did the shots in a darkened room. It was easier to put the light on the floor and point it up rather than place it high and point it down. As a result I had to shoot the arms "upside down". I shot the downward arm while lying on my back

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    I then cut and pasted the photos into a new image file. I first cropped out any unwanted parts and rotated the photos so the arms lined up.

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    filled in the background:

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    converted to black and white (you can use any method):

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    rotated, cropped, and adjusted the brightness and contrast (I used 30% dodge):

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    The second picture was pretty much the same method, except I used a flash.


    The third picture was the easiest. I place a halogen desk lamp under the tripod and pointed it at a blank wall. I set the timer on the camera, fired the shutter and stood in front of the wall doing shadow puppets. Then I cropped and converted to black and white. I added a burn layer to darken the shadow.
  • NirNir Major grins Jerusalem, IsraelRegistered Users Posts: 1,400 Major grins
    edited January 30, 2005
    Dan,

    I really like the first one! It gives a sense of interaction between two. The viewer can try to guess if the interaction is love, assistance, whatever. It is very well done - the lighting and B&W compliment it. It's a thought and feeling provoking shot.

    The 2nd shot arouses negative feelings for me, probably because it implies violence.

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  • dkoyanagidkoyanagi Major grins VancouverRegistered Users Posts: 656 Major grins
    edited January 30, 2005
    Nir wrote:

    The 3rd ne_nau.gif
    The 3rd one represents being bored on a Friday night. :D
  • pathfinderpathfinder Drive By Digital Shooter western IndianaSuper Moderators Posts: 14,614 moderator
    edited January 30, 2005
    Nice shots and a nice tutorial!! It shows once again that you don't need a fancy camera to create compelling images. All you need is some good lighting and a little creativity. thumb.gif
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  • T4TotsT4Tots Crazy Mom of Four Registered Users Posts: 198 Major grins
    edited January 30, 2005
    fun shots and thanks for sharing how you did it!
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited January 30, 2005
    First one is great!
    dkoyanagi wrote:
    Some of my experiments. What do you think?
    I'd play with the framing, but that's the area where you can never have a single opinion:-)
    Thanks for sharing!thumb.gif
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  • fishfish Site Megalodon Registered Users Posts: 2,950 Major grins
    edited January 30, 2005
    T4Tots wrote:
    fun shots and thanks for sharing how you did it!

    I agree 100%. Thanks dkoyanagi...welcome to the asylum. Oh wait...that's a different forum. Welcome to da grin! mwink.gif
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  • dkoyanagidkoyanagi Major grins VancouverRegistered Users Posts: 656 Major grins
    edited January 30, 2005
    Thanks for the thumbs up, everybody!
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