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Film Noir Selfie - StyleIT Group G+ ~ Top 5 Winner~
Downtown Old Town Covina, CA. I used no flash. The only lighting used were street lights. I used my cell phone as a remote and walked forward till I saw the light on that bag. One of the most fun projects I'll probably ever do.
Prep shots for street lamp only lighting. StyleIT "Film Noir" project
Costumes purchased at GoodWill. White Dalia Hat from a department store.
FIlm Noir Project for the G+ StyleIT Group. 2013
A favorite shot not submitted for the project. A parked car was removed with Photoshop. The story is about a heist - waiting for the getaway car. Lighting provided by the street light above - long exposure - with a remote.
The Heist. Film Noir project for the StyleIT group. 2013
StyleIt Group Noir spotlight Study entry.
The Maltese Cat
StyleIT Group G+ ~ June location search.. tbc..
StyleIt samples ~ Road to series~
Walnut, CA - Hills above Amar Rd. The storyline to make the cinemagraph was the Road Home - idea taken from the movie Road to Perdition ending. Music from the movie was to be played while viewing the cinemagraph.
StyleIt ~ Road to... series ~
This shot was chosen, a short video clip made and then the cinemagraph was completed in Photoshop cc using the video editor.
StyleIT ~ Road to..series. Sunset colors
Recreation of a painting using a toy/doll. Girl with a Pearl Earring. ( changed dolls eye placement digitally :D )
iphone shot of the start of the set up.
I had the white foam board laid out on the table after grabbing the characters I wanted to use. What is not pictured is another large board with the snowy fabric pinned to it so the whole scene was white- ish.
Toy Story 4 ( If I could write a storyline )
Photo test 1. It started with devising a possible holiday dance. I played around posing the characters several ways.
mobile phone quick view of all the characters.
iphone overview shot. Much of the background was not visible in the final.
iphone test with zero DOF just to get a feel for the layout. How many times can someone move hats, xmas balls and pick up fallen characters???? A frekin LOT.
Toy Story 4 ( My version)
Adding some background with Xmas decor. DOF and lighting tests. Dance theme? Not sure yet.
Toy Story 4 ( my version )
I took dozens of photos in different light. I toyed around (ha) with a possible sunset situation and almost moved everything outside. I sort of loved the silhouettes here.
Toy Story 4 ( My version )
A wedding setup lighting test before the veil and some stars/softening added.
Toy Story 4 (My version)
Wanted to see what snow would add.
Toy Story 4 ( My version )
Then it occurred to me while dancing they fell in love (Sorry Buzz!) So a wedding photo was born. ( I made a veil and found a bouquet for Dino)
FINAL shot - Toy Story 4 - A Christmas Wedding- Woody: "I do!"
I ended up using one with a warmer white balance and added some glow and sparkle which added to the dreaminess and blur needed to mimic some tilt-shift. (part of our photo challenge) :)
Food Styling StyleIt project.
I bought tableware and linens just for this project while making a huge pot of clam chowder. Took an entire day.
Clam Chowder styleIT project - looking for natural light only.
Trying out different views for the project.
Setup and practice shots with natural light and studio light combined.
Christmas project for the StyleIT community
Better known as "The many times my cat can knock over a display" Good times.
Christmas Entry for the StyleIT Group G+
It only takes 50 shots to get this right....or 60.
My final entry for the winter StyleIT project. 2013
Snow & various effects added via Photoshop cc.
Downtown Glendora ( this street is used in many national commercials )
StyleIT entry for "Surreal". There are many creatures living in this valley community. See if you can spot a few. You are being watched!
StyleIT project final for "HDR". ( which means real HDR, not a filter )
Photoshop and Photomatix. Cal Poly Farm Store - Pomona, CA