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thisisnotwhatiexpect February 04, 2018
Brilliant image and concept. I like how his body tapers off as it rises to where his shoulders and head would be. Great work, well done!
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_atombomb February 04, 2018
Great imagination!
 
neem March 15, 2018
Wow, excellent strong image! Different from the usual.
 
neem March 15, 2018
Love your comment about the photo as well. Poetic.
 
andymott March 15, 2018
Would make a great album/CD cover ...
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marcbaechtold May 13, 2018
great composition with nice colors and good contrast, keep shooting!
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angiemartin June 24, 2018
Love this
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taylorclemons November 23, 2018
This is so awesome!
 
Brandibaby17 Apr 21
PHEONIX RISING. This is a really creative,, imaginative shot! I love the thought you put into what it would represent,and how you expressed it's meaning. Well done, and keep thinking like this!!

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I wanted to experiment with some double exposure, since I don't do that kind of photography very often and this is what I came up with.

His h...
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I wanted to experiment with some double exposure, since I don't do that kind of photography very often and this is what I came up with.

His hands are black from the ashes of the trees he's burned down. The trees inside him are the memories of the forests he's destroyed and the desires he needs to quench.

His hands know no shame
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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo in what would be the living room. Our living area was upstairs in a loft(we didn't have much) which left the living room open to use as a photo studio. I'm a firm believer in using what you have to your best ability. You don't always need a huge, expensive studio to create. Most of my "studio" images are done somewhere inside my house.
Time
I'm pretty sure it was the afternoon? It was my day off and I wanted to experiment with double exposure photography. I had been reading and watching youtube videos on it the previous week to learn about the process and to get inspiration.
Lighting
The lighting I used was from a previous shoot which was a 3 light setup. One key in front and two rim lights, one on either side, shooting from behind. This setup is definitely not necessary for a double exposure haha.
Equipment
I used a Canon t5i with the 18-55mm kit lens it came with on a tripod and remote trigger. The flash I used was the Yongnuo 560IV set up on a boom stand with a media, sized octobox to soften the light.
Inspiration
The initial inspiration was seeing a few photos on Instagram. I was wow'd by the concept and wanted to try to make my own. The more I researched about it, the more excited I became. I wasn't sure what I was going to make or how it would turn out, but I'm happy with the result!
Editing
I basically followed a video tutorial on YouTube to get started. After that, I played around with the masking tool to gradient out the head and shoulders. There was a lot of fanoodling with the image to see what worked and what didn't. This was my first attempt at making a double exposure and even after watching videos and reading about it, I still felt like I was going in blind.
In my camera bag
Considering the only camera body I have is a t5i, that guy is with me always. Some people will trash talk that line, but they're great starter cameras. Great quality build for what they are. I always have the 18-55mm kit lens(mostly my go-to for portraits) and the 10-20mm Sigma wide angle lens. The Sigma is great for action shots if you know how to work it! Then there's my tripod, wireless trigger remote and a few Yongnuo 560IV flashes with transmitter.
Feedback
If you find a photo or style that speaks to you, get up, go out and try it! You and your experiences and perception of the world are vastly different from everyone else. If you use those to help drive your work, you'll make something great. It's easy to copy another's work. Truly great photos come from taking your inspiration and building upon what you know to make something new and unique.

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