Bubblegum Girl

This was a paintsplash photoshoot that I did with a bunch of friends. She put on this wig, and immediately I wanted to find some gum for her, but all we had was...
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This was a paintsplash photoshoot that I did with a bunch of friends. She put on this wig, and immediately I wanted to find some gum for her, but all we had was a balloon. Worked out perfectly!
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gondmagdi April 02, 2014
great job, I would like to see more !
saptakjoy April 02, 2014
Superb compossion....lovely colors of same group against white background did excellent work...You captured every minute details of the sequence drop by drop.....Fantastic work.
danielmartin May 09, 2014
Bravo!!! Very creative shot!!! and Bravo for your friend also... She is a GREAT friend!!
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Blue-Maddness July 27, 2015
This is fantastic!
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Behind The Lens

I took this photo in a vacant auto repair shop behind a car dealership that allowed me to use for the day. It had plenty of hose hookups and drains, so making a mess was encouraged.
We shot this in the middle of the afternoon, on a very hot summer day. I was sweating the whole time, but my friends seemed to be doing just fine, since they were soaked in water and paint.
I had 2 Paul C Buff Einsteins pointed at a white vinyl backdrop, and an 84" parabolic umbrella attached to a third PCB Einstein, camera right, as key.
Canon 5d Mark II Canon 24-70mm F2.8 II
I love freezing motion. I bought the Einsteins specifically for that, since I do it a lot! I've seen many paint, powder, water shots and I've noticed most of them are done on a black backdrop(easier) and motion is somewhat blurry due to lack of proper equipment. I had plenty of friends that were also inspired by idea, so that helped. I also made a really cool video of the entire day.
The majority of the paint was real, and this specific shot, nothing was composed into the shot.
In my camera bag
Current: Canon 5d Mark III Canon 85mm 1.2 II Canon 24-70mm F2.8 II
Do your research! It's not hard, but there are a few technical things you need to know about getting the most out of freezing motion to the finest detail. So many photographers get it wrong, and I didn't want to fall into that trap. Plan out your shots. Plan out your time. These are 2 things I really didn't do, and that cost me a few more awesome shots that I could have done. Be creative!

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