Challenge: New Year's Resolution V (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2013 Challenges
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Location: Chateau Snaffles
Date: Jan 5, 2013
Shutter: 6 seconds
Date Uploaded: Jan 5, 2013
|Most people make resolutions to lose weight and/or get fit. I've resolved to back into shape this year, and that means working out and cutting back on nummies...like the ones that are meant to be in this bear.
The bear actually ISN'T a cookie jar, but looks just like one. I painted on the highights in the eyes as they looked too flat otherwise. Then used an actual cookie and shellacked it like crazy so it wouldn't fall apart, and used a rubber band to hold it onto the paw, which I later cloned out. The chain is a 3-ft length from the local hardware store, I already owned the padlock and got some post-it notes just for the shoot.
Camera on tripod. Used the miniwide slave positioned behind the bear, pointing at the back wall, to illuminate the bg and used Flash Gordon on Manual at 1/2 power to blast the wall behind me, thus lighting the bear with only reflected light.
pp: altered RAW, crop, brightness/contrast, vibrance, dodge and burn, clone out rubber band on cookie and fix shape of cookie, resize, sharpen, save for web
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