about this image
A few years ago, I went through a phase where I challenged myself to create interesting images without relying entirely on conventional tools and/or props. In this case, we stepped outside the studio and used an ordinary stucco wall as a backdrop.
Once I removed the step-shaped hairline cracks in the lower right and adjusted the wall color, I felt like the image took on a slightly different feel-- it no longer screamed "this was shot against the side of a house!". Would you agree?
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tools & gear used
Other than changing the wall color as previously mentioned, there's not a whole lot of Photoshop trickery going on here. Just the normal touch-ups, sharpening, and a reduced-opacity Topaz Adjust layer.
- Canon 5D Mark III
- Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Standard Zoom Lens
- Elinchrom Ranger Quadra Studio Strobes
- Elinchrom 22" Beauty Dish w/ Grid
- Avenger Light Stands
- Avenger Boom Arm with Counterweight