Challenge: Personification (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Home Studio
Date: Oct 10, 2005
Galleries: Humorous, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Oct 10, 2005
|Personification was an interesting challenge idea, as it was something i never though of doing directly. Took me about 2hours (10 minutes here, 10 minutes there...) to find an idea i felt confortable with. My criterias were to have fun, and to make a funny picture.
Kidnapped the teddy from my neighbours young daughter (middle) who has an impressive Teddybear collection, 'bought' a flower pot from my very kind and devoted girlfriend and broke it with a hammer under a sheet, and gently handled the flower from another pot. Used some new flowerpot earth to create the effect of a small spread, used a paint brush (big one) to clean all the mess on the white.
The tricky part was to have the teddy stand up. At first, it was sitting but it wasn't very interesting to see, so i used a brick (House), wraped in white paper, with a long plastic straw taped onto it to make the Teddy stand (its legs actually hold the whole 'body' up as well) and sew the hands to the face gently. Shot with a single 30x60 SoftBox source at 800watt power (F/11, 1/125 on Iso100).
Adjustments are the classics: Level, Curve, HUE and USM. Final perfect squary crop and a small inviting frame. I checked to see which colour match would be more interesting, and settled for Green as its not as intrusive and more interesting then black.
This time... no DQ from overdoing adjustments... i'm good :D I'm hoping for a top20 on this one.
Thanks for voting!!
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