A girl named Lyric, holding up a print of Fiery Hearts, which represents her heart. Don’t hurt her! She’s fragile like the glass in that picture frame.
I always try to get my models to look down with eyes up toward the camera, or toward the side… it’s a much more interesting pose than a dead-on stare. That worked well here.
I took out her nose ring, part of a tattoo, and some of her clothes. The photo is much more appealing that way.
The framed picture didn’t turn out good to start, because it was mostly a blue reflection of the sky. I burned it in quite a bit and took out the blue, so it looks great now. The other big change on this was selective color; I took out all colors except in the red channel, which puts emphasis on her and the picture, makes the background black and white, and makes her skin a bit weird looking. But in a good way.
Canon Rebel XTi, EF 28-135mm, 1/500, F5.6, 75mm, ISO400, 2008-11-07T11:42:05-05, 20081107-164205rxt
Location: Daytona State College, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114
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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. Credit me as Richard X. Thripp and link here.
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