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A 52 Week Project | Monochromatic/Achromatic/Color Portraiture

Week 39: Search Your Dreams To Find Your Everything

““To imagine is everything, to know is nothing at all.” ~ Anatole France

Levitation is no small feat; it is even more so when you attempt it with your phone.  However, it was something I wanted to do because I had not done it before and have plans for this in the future.  It was like that quote from the movie Dodgeball:

“If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge anything”.

I figured, if I can do it like this, I could do it with my camera and PS much easier in my other projects.

I set the stage with one softbox and one bouncing umbrella.  I shot the wall first and then I put in my stool, set the timer, and took a few shots.  With the timer, it definitely took a few tries; plus, when I accidentally moved the phone on the stand, I had to start over again.

The apps used were between my iPhone and Xoom tablet (for easier compositing control):

Camera!
Levitagram
Facetune
Snapseed
Pixlromatic
Adobe Photoshop Express (iPhone)
Adobe Photoshop Touch (iPhone)

I want to point out too, for the record, that this was not for the faint of heart.  I have been working this image on and off for the last few hours.

The one thing that I am stoked about is the fact that I was able to do it, it looks okay, and it will only be easier when I give it a true go for my other upcoming projects and series!

So, without further ado, here is my submission for Week 39 of this project.

The rules I have laid out are simple – 1) these portraits can be of myself or another model, but cannot be the same image as my other project; 2) There must be a lighting element – whether my studio lights or a consciously planned shoot using natural lighting from the golden hour, etc. The key being consciously planned – no “on a whim”, point the camera at someone and call it complete. These will be portraits per the definition:

por·trait
/ˈpôrtrət/

Noun

1. A painting, drawing, photograph, or engraving of a person.
2. A representation or impression of someone or something in language or on film.

Synonyms
picture – likeness – portraiture – portrayal – effigy

My goal is to expand my portraiture abilities and processing as well as direction I give others while also working on my creative muscles and my own personal style, which I believe to be shooting what I like to see!

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