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Deadshot (2)

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Taking a break from building props, I was curious how well the lightbox would reflect light from inside the box as opposed to clamping desk lamps around and diffusing light from the outside (I'm not entirely sure why I wanted to know). For lighting I grabbed one of those LED tealights and another LED bulb I had lying around, and placed them near the sides of the lightbox. The bounce from the LED bulb created that great flare on the bottom left, while the LED tealight lit Deadshot in a pale yellow. The barrel was lit with a laser pointer.

In case you're curious just who Deadshot is, here's a brief synopsis from Wikipedia (because they're always right):

Within the context of the DC Comics universe, Deadshot is often a hired assassin, regularly boasting to "never miss." He is capable of using a large variety of weapons, but prefers using a pair of silenced, wrist-mounted guns. He initially appeared in Gotham City as a new crimefighter, but was revealed to be an enemy of Batman when he attempted to replace the Dark Knight. When this plan failed, he attempted to become king of Gotham's Underworld. Batman and Commissioner Gordon publicly exposed his plot, and he went to jail.

His story obviously continues from there. I highly recommend checking out any collected editions of the Suicide Squad to see more of Deadshot, along with the recent Countdown to Final Crisis and assorted tie-ins, where Deadshot and the rest of the Suicide Squad play a small but important role.

Seriously. Go read it. There will be a test.
You don't want to disappoint a guy named Deadshot, do you?

EXIF at dawn:

Camera: Fujifilm FinePixS2Pro
Exposure: 0.7 sec (7/10)
Aperture: f/1.8
Focal Length: 50 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Exposure Bias: 1 EV

Orientation: Horizontal (normal)
X-Resolution: 72 dpi
Y-Resolution: 72 dpi
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Date and Time: 2008:01:31 19:53:18
Tag::TIFF::0x882A: -6, -6
Exposure Program: Manual
Date and Time (Original): 2008:01:31 19:48:23
Date and Time (Digitized): 2008:01:31 19:48:23
Shutter Speed: 514573/1000000
Brightness: 100/100
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
Color Space: Uncalibrated
Focal Plane X-Resolution: 630 dpc
Focal Plane Y-Resolution: 630 dpc
Sensing Method: One-chip colour area sensor
Exposure Mode: Manual
Focal Length In 35mm Film: 75
Saturation: High saturation
Compression: JPEG
Image Width: 1965 pixels
Image Height: 3024 pixels

Be good,

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2 Reply to "Deadshot"

Marcus on February 5, 2008 at 12:01 AM

Awesome work Dave!! i love these pics!


El Dave on February 5, 2008 at 7:27 PM

Thank you, Marcus! As a fellow dyslexic, I am a big fan of your blog!