Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Fun With Photography!
The Dream
Back in December I contacted one of my favorite models to see if she'd be up for something a bit un-conventional.  A different type of photoshoot with the theme of "The Dream".  Being the creative, fun type Isabel is... she was all for it!  She already has kind of a Tinkerbell look, so I knew she'd be perfect for this idea.

Her and I met down at a local historically marked location called the Old Alton Bridge.  I felt this was as good of a dream location for this theme as any.  To help achieve the dream-like feel, I decided to shoot the entire session using the Lensbaby 3G lens.  This cool little lens device allows me to move the focal point around the frame to choose where i want it to be sharp, giving the rest of the image a dreamy feel to it.

Using a tripod, shutter release cable and a chair, we shot scene after scene.  Each photo in this series actually requires two photos.  The first is the bridge or wooded scene, with no one in it.  The second frame is Isabel standing on the chair pretending she's floating away.  Later, with a little Photoshop magic, the two photos are merged and the chair removed.  Not a difficult thing to do, but the result is fun and something different than the norm.

I still get people asking me, "how did she do that"?   haha  I just smile and say, "I just pointed the camera at her and told her to float"!   ;-)