Monday, February 25, 2008

New Technique On My Eyes

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4 comments:

Jim, "Homer" said...

Hey now, I'm really liking this shot. Has that 300 look to it. Love the lighting and contrast to it. You mind sharing?

kymberli q. said...

Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love this, babe!!!!!!!!!! Do it to my eyes!!!!!! LOL

Seriously, it looks like a movie poster!

Al Quackenbush said...

Jim,

I don't mind sharing at all. I shot it using two off camera flashes. I had two SB-600's - one to my left and one to my right - each with a portable softbox over them. I used a 50mm 1.8 lens, took a self-portrait while focusing on my eyes.

It created a nice shadow on my right side, but not enough for me, so I went in to Photoshop and did a few things. I adjusted the levels rather harshly (upped the black) to get more shadow. Then I did a replace color to the magenta to lose the redness of my eyes. I didn't pull it ALL out, but enough to make them POP! Did an unsharp mask, too. Then I duplicated the layer, made it grayscale, and did a lens correction to make the corners really dark. I masked my eyes out in the gray layer and adjusted the layer drop down (I can't remember which one I used, I'll have to check tomorrow - it's at work). :) There you have it. I was playing around to get the shadows heavy and in turn was able to get my eyes more pronounced.

cassandra m said...

that is awesome. I agree with jim...it has that 300 feel to it. great movie! AWESOME PHOTO here!!!!