63/365 - "Another World" featuring Myself

March 04, 2014

63/365 - Another World
Model: Myself


I bought this rocket looking alarm clock/mini projector thing at Walmart that was on sale the other day. At first I thought it wasn't going to work but when I tested it before the shoot, I thought it looked rad. It has different images including this super hip galaxy one. I put my camera on a tripod and got to work. Lots of people have been asking how I always go about shooting images like these so below is a preview of what I usually do before jumping into the concept I want to achieve.


Starting with the top left, I put my camera on the tripod and with the lights on I got my desired focus with my off camera remote (perfect for selfies!). After that, I messed around with my the projector and different poses (top row). Then, the crazy part which consists of me moving around and working with the shutter. Basically when you have a very slow shutter, if you light yourself for a few seconds, move to a different pose and do the same thing, you will get a twin in your picture. It's super fun and perfect to create this crazy artsy fartsy mess. I used my computer monitor as a filter/light for the left side of my face. I simply added a colored image and full screened it so the source of the color was bigger. If that sounds like Russian to you, I have attached a picture of my "lighting setup". Then you work some magic on Photoshop, compose them together and you get the final project. Practice makes perfect so don't stress it, plus, I don't think there's a way to mess up if you're doing this. Just make sure you compensate with ISO & aperture so your images are not waaaay under or over exposed. Don't be afraid to get creative and remember it's always going to be different depending on the type of look you're going for.

Tips!

- Work with masking on Photoshop, it'll be your best friend forever. Go on YouTube & look up tutorials :)
- Master a good hair flip. If you can't master it, NO PROBLEM! Listen to this for inspiration.

If you have any questions about what I covered don't hesitate to leave a comment or ask me in any of my other social networks!


My very professional light set up for this image.
I didn't compose anything together for this image. All I did was mess around with the color a bit on PS.
Example of a composed image with the top image brought into the hair flip one. 


1 comments

  1. Your photos are really amazing! You're an artist on the rise! <3

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