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Speed Edit: Devil’s Dare Deconstructed

Fine Art Photography

I’m so excited to share this behind the scenes of my image “Devil’s Dare”.  I worked for 12 straight hours in photoshop this satruday, and loved every second of it.  I learned so much about light.  The color of light, the direction of light, and how it can make or break an image. I shot this image using my Nikon D700, and 50mm 1.8 lens.

A girl is offered a deal from the devil.  In exchange for her soul, she will have a lifetime of happiness... but he never says how long that life shall be.

A girl is offered a deal from the devil. In exchange for her soul, she will have a lifetime of happiness… but he never says how long that life shall be.

Before:

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I love my 50mm, it hardly ever leaves my camera, but i feel its limiting me on my finally vision.  As you will see in the video, I had to do a lot of construction on this image.  Pretty much everything changed.  I picked up my camera because i had a story to tell, but my minds eye was so focused on the look at feel of my final image, that many things here I could have eliminated to save me a few hours.

For one, the fire place was right in line with her head, and very distracting, so i had to replace it with the image of the fireplace from another room in the same house.  Also, I neglected to take a plate image of just the table without the model in it, so i had to reconstruct the top of the table, and the legs.  All in all, my mistakes were fixable, and my vision was accomplished.

Thank you to my beautiful model Stephanie Perez, and to Brook Shaden for hosting such an inspirational workshop.

Hope you enjoy the video, Let me know if you would like to see more like it =)