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Freeze (0)

6:41 PM by , under


Every once in a while, I get tired of all the Photoshop, fog machines and small, barely controlled fires and want to reassure myself that I can still take a decent photo without jumping through all the hoops. This isn't exactly a portfolio piece, but it's still nice to know the basics haven't been completely forgotten.

Freeze was shot in a completely dark lightbox (I know, how ironic) with just a small LED flashlight a few inches over his head. When you're doing a portrait like this, try and remember not to just stand the figure in the center of the shot and press the shutter. The idea is to capture something interesting, and we all know what Mr. Freeze looks like, so why not play around with angles and tighter zooms? Instead of framing the shot to include his head, I used his goggles for the top and the rivets on his chestpiece for the bottom. I offset him just a little to the right, because dead center is an easy way to break up an otherwise dull photo.

Since I didn't do anything fun to this one, I bet it'll make it to Explore on Flickr ;)

The frosty EXIF of your doom!

Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
Exposure: 2 sec (2)
Aperture: f/2.5
Focal Length: 50 mm
ISO Speed: 400
Exposure Bias: 0/3 EV
Flash: Flash did not fire

Orientation: Horizontal (normal)
X-Resolution: 72 dpi
Y-Resolution: 72 dpi
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Date and Time: 2008:03:13 20:23:08
YCbCr Positioning: Co-Sited
Exposure Program: Normal
Date and Time (Original): 2008:03:13 20:07:51
Date and Time (Digitized): 2008:03:13 20:07:51
Shutter Speed: -65535/65536
Metering Mode: Pattern
Color Space: sRGB
Focal Plane X-Resolution: 2207.526 dpi
Focal Plane Y-Resolution: 2213.058 dpi
White Balance: Manual
Compression: JPEG
Image Width: 1936 pixels
Image Height: 1288 pixels

Be good,

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