Today’s theme was endings, and the challenge was to use a door.
I didn’t get to work on today’s theme until about 8pm (Friday’s family day), and the whole day I was kinda freaking out about not knowing what to do. I wanted to come up with a brilliant concept, but I think I stressed myself out over it to the point where my mind was just ok nope I’m not doing this.
So I went through my stock images, I knew I had pictures of doors somewhere. And I found something I shot when I was in Germany two summers ago. It was perfect. I asked my little sister to model for me and it went smoothly. Well, setting up lights wasn’t smooth at all, I knew what I wanted the lights to DO but I couldn’t get them to do it. Eventually, I got to a point where I was happy with what I was getting and knew I couldn’t manipulate in photoshop.
I ended up having my sister stand against sheer fabric and set up a Profoto light with a giant umbrella behind the fabric, that was perfect for the background I was planning on using and it matched the light direction too. Then to add some fill (she was almost looking like silhouette), I used an LED panel. The LED panel wasn’t too bright, and it was overpowered by the profoto, but it was enough for me to able to pull the shadows in Camera Raw.
Ok, things are getting too technical, I’ll stop now. This is the image I created:
And here’s how I did it:
Although I didn’t have a solid concept before starting this, I’m happy with what I ended up with 🙂