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7 Comments |
teresaalvarezNene
 
teresaalvarezNene December 02, 2018
Good one.
TomCornish
TomCornish December 02, 2018
Thank you!
MelissaSueBall PRO+
 
MelissaSueBall January 11, 2019
Love the creativity
ekosetyabudi
 
ekosetyabudi January 15, 2019
Wake up coffee
art12349
 
art12349 January 17, 2019
Tom Cornish I hope you don't mind but I just had to share with my mom. This is how I imagine her waking up.
TomCornish
TomCornish January 18, 2019
Yes of course, very happy for you to share this!
CPKphoto
 
CPKphoto December 25, 2020
best creative image i've seen yet
adiestiano
 
adiestiano December 28, 2020
Cool
XoniUelo2 Platinum
 
XoniUelo2 Mar 09
Hi Tom, you may be interested in entering this excellent image into my perspective challenge!
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Behind The Lens

Location

Just in my bedroom. I was careful to use white bedsheets for the shot in person because I knew the colour wouldn't be too distracting. I also took a photo of the coffee mug in the same room to ensure the lighting was the same. This made the two images easy to create a composite from.

Time

I took this photo around midday to make sure there was plenty of light coming through the window. It didn't matter too much about the time of day though, just as long as there was enough light to capture the shot on a low enough ISO.

Lighting

I used natural light from the window in this shot, nothing special. Windows sometimes make great sources of light, but it really depends on the effect and mood you're trying to capture.

Equipment

I used a Nikon D750 equipped with a nikon 24-70 f2.8 lens and balanced on a tripod for thsi shot.

Inspiration

I saw a very simple sketch by Christoph Niemann that showed this idea and I immediately thought this would look great as a photo! So I decided to recreate it using simple things you can easily find around the home.

Editing

The photo is a simple composite of the subject yawning and a coffee mug, which I merged together by masking out parts of the coffee mug in photoshop. I also edited the colours to make them more interesting to look at.

In my camera bag

I usually just carry my Nikon D750 with a 24-70mm lens these days. Occasionally I'll take a tripod if I know I'll be shooting something that needs the camera to be stationary.

Feedback

Sometimes great inspiration comes from artists who are not photographers. It can be very liberating to find ideas in other works of art like poetry, music, illustrations, and paintings, and then translate them into your own medium.

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