Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Head Shot

Nic Taylor May 7th 2014

I had some free time today so decided to experiment with a shot...

I took this selfie with my Sony A77, Carl Zeiss 24-70mm lens mounted on a tripod and triggered with my remote while I stood in the bath (so I had a tiled background).

Next came the editing. I always shoot RAW so that it gives me more control when it comes to editing. For this I mainly use Lightroom and for a few tweaks (in this case a lot) I use Photoshop. First off I adjusted the contrast, exposure, clarity and tones of the image in Lightroom then exported to Photoshop where I added a layer to make the tiles seem grubby, a layer for the blood that appears splashed along the tiles and finally a layer of out of focus blood to make it seem as though it had splattered on the camera lens.

I’m happy with the finished image. What do you think? Comment below...

Samyang AF 24mm f1.8 FE