about this image
Shot in my living room in July 2011, this image represents a deliberate attempt on my part to break out of a creative rut. I had gotten into a habit of reaching for the same exact lighting modifiers every time I picked up my camera, dialing in the same settings, shooting from the same angle....all in the comfort of my same studio. So this time around I decided to take a different approach by stepping outside the studio, using a new lighting setup, and challenging myself to make the most of whatever I had available in that location.
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tools & gear used
Color corrected and tweaked ever so slightly in Lightroom, then manipulated quite a bit in Photoshop to conceal the fact that the image was shot in a living room. Basically, I adjusted the lighting so that less background was visible, and I also added a concrete texture to the wall.
- Canon 5D Mark III
- Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Standard Zoom Lens
- Elinchrom 22" Beauty Dish w/ Grid
- Elinchrom Ranger Quadra Studio Strobes
- Avenger Light Stand
- Avenger Boom Arm with Counterweight
- Concrete texture on wall: Fotolia