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21 Comments | Report
Andriystepanov
 
Andriystepanov February 06, 2015
Superb imagination, great creativity!
KatieMcKinneyPhotography PRO+
 
KatieMcKinneyPhotography February 21, 2015
Very clever, nicely done!
BrianpSlade
 
BrianpSlade February 22, 2015
Wonderful work...well done and congrats....Brian
Papa2Girls
 
Papa2Girls March 12, 2015
Perusing through images in someones Inspiration photos, and one look at this and I knew who's work this was immediately. ;-) Nice job.....
godriguez PRO
 
godriguez April 30, 2015
thank you all much :)
tpruessner
 
tpruessner May 15, 2015
HELL YES!!! So glad you got a finalist on this!!
davidsloan
 
davidsloan May 16, 2015
Amazing creativity, brilliant.
davidjbetz
 
davidjbetz May 19, 2015
This one was my favorite for this contest. Great picture!
Q-Vision PRO+
 
Q-Vision May 19, 2015
Superb. Well executed!
SongbirdStudioPhotography PRO+
 
How freakin' cool is THIS?! fantastic!!
nandicmb
 
nandicmb June 06, 2015
Incredible and magnificent!
davidconnelly
 
davidconnelly August 26, 2015
love this shot
salosnapshot
 
salosnapshot August 31, 2015
I just love this one! Hope you don't mind if I try to imitate you...
JuliaAltork PRO
 
JuliaAltork September 20, 2015
Brutally wonderful.
MRKll PRO+
 
MRKll July 16, 2016
Awesome, very creative and fun to view.
Xaniema
 
Xaniema September 16, 2016
Behind the mask, love it
greghillman PRO+
 
greghillman September 17, 2016
The work of a true artist, congratulations on your result from skilful planning and execution.
szmigielska
 
szmigielska April 21, 2017
I've seen this idea like hundred times but it doesn't happened to often to have it done in a really classy way..
Really like it, great skills!
KColbyPhotography PRO+
 
KColbyPhotography July 25, 2017
This is an amazing piece!
Safetygal PRO+
 
Safetygal March 25, 2018
Very creative shot!
jaimgirl
 
jaimgirl December 26, 2018
You are a genius! dark side, funny side, master photographer! I am inspired, and in awe of your talent! Where did you come from? haha! Fantastic work!

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Behind The Lens

Location
as with most of my self portraiture work, i shot it in my garage/studio
Time
most likely at night when i shoot most of my work, though i think i actually shot this one in the afternoon
Lighting
two light setup with a beauty dish up and above me as the key light one strobe with a spotlight grid aimed behind me on the background
Equipment
i shot this with an 85mm at f/10 1/250 sec on a canon 7D. i used elinchrom strobes and modifiers for the lighting
Inspiration
this photo was part of what is called the "Chrysta Rae photography scavenger hunt" over on Google+. you are given a list of 10 words and you interpret the list how you see fit photographically. this particular shot was for the word "funny face"
Editing
to do this shot i first shot myself with my hands outstretched holding a scull mask so that my hands would be in the proper position and structure of holding a mask. i then took a second shot with my face in the general same position that i was holding the mask so the lighting matched as well as the distance from the camera. i then brought the two images together in photoshop and masked out areas of each to blend the two together. i used NIK silver EFX pro for some of the sharpening and then some final adjustments in lightroom
In my camera bag
canon 7D, 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 wide angle, 85mm f/1.8, 70-200mm f/2.8, 580EXII speedlight, pocket wizard transmitter/receiver, extra batteries, extra CF cards, remote trigger, 10 stop ND filter
Feedback
the key to a convincing composite is all in the physics of the shot. you need to understand light angles, shadows as well as camera angle/distance all the way through the shot to capture the needed elements in the proper way from the start. moving the camera or lighting midway through shooting different elements of the shot can throw the whole thing off and make it very difficult to recover once in photoshop. i recommend experimenting and experimenting a lot to get comfortable with how light works with the subject

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