Danbo likes to Dream:
I am very happy with how I came up with this shot!
I set the scene up with Danbo on top of my desk with a lamp directly on top of her. Initially I was shooting quite close with a very tight crop but I was not very happy with the results that I was getting.
I did not want to repeat myself
by doing an image similar to the one I posted earlier with her on the red bike so I tried to move farther away and shooting really low. It’s by chance that I noticed when I tried to shoot really low, the edge of the desk would appear in the frame and created a dark foreground effect! So I experimented again with angles and composed the shot in a way that made it look like Danbo and the bike are riding in a dark, dreamy place. Straight out of the camera! No Photoshop work required other than the normal level adjustments in Aperture and adding my standard watermark!
Wow, what a morning! I thought I would never get a good image for today but with persistence and some blind luck, I was rewarded with something that I was truly aiming for!
More to come; until the next time, have a nice day!