New Picture “Chained”: Photo Shoot & Technique

Written by: Glyn Dewis

Published: February 6, 2012

Category: General

Hey Folks,
How’s things? Hope the snow over the weekend didn’t cause too many problems.

Today I wanted to share a new picture that I’ve put together called Chained plus a little tip/suggestion to help with any compositing you may do…

The original photograph was taken during my time spent over in Germany hanging out with buddies Calvin Hollywood and Gabor Richter. Model Jessie was superb to work with turning up laden with cases full of different clothing and props and the fact we’d set aside a whole day to photograph her in 3 completely different looks gave plenty of scope to experiment.

In this particular shot Jessie is shot on grey seamless and lit with 2 spotlights either side and behind and then from the front a strip light was used. Initially the light from the strip was just too soft but taking out the inner and outer diffusion material and leaving the grid on the front did the trick; especially as that too gave a great pattern on the floor almost as if light was shining through bars to the cell Jessie was ‘supposedly’ in.

As for the scene Jessie has been composited into, this came from a shot I took when we went for a walk around Heidelburg Castle. I’ll always take photographs of walls, doors, textures and cloudy skies when I’m out and about. Stock photography can work out quite expensive, especially if you purchase an image and then don’t like the way it looks when you add it in, so collecting your own is something I’d highly recommend. It doesn’t cost a penny either so just keep them in a folder on your hard drive…you never know when they could come in handy.

There’s still a few more images of Jessie that I need to edit from our time together; one in particular was our take on the poster for the film Columbiana which I’ll call something like Gerlondonia…but then maybe not 🙂

And this shot was a suggestion by Jessie; not just a great model but great feedback and ideas too:

Right that’s all for now folks, so as always if you have any question or comments then please feel free to make use of the comments section below but in the mean time have a great day and I’ll catch up with you later,
Enjoy 🙂

> You can see a larger version of ‘Chained’ over on my 500px portfolio page here [Link]

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1 Comment

  1. DaveT

    Glyn,

    Good tip about making and collating images to use as potential back drops etc.

    Dave

    Reply

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