I not too long ago did a submit on taking part in with fractal prism filters for the primary time, and I severely couldn’t wait to get my arms alone set. They’ve been nice enjoyable out within the backyard and with nature. I actually wish to attempt them with portraits. Lately, I did a Conceptual Portrait shoot titled “Winter Wonderland”. I have to confess discovering somewhat inspiration from fellow author and photographer Jason Hahn’s Snow Scene.
Behind the scenes
Shot within the studio, I used a white backdrop and created ‘snow’ utilizing rolled-up blankets coated with white sheets. Mosquito netting was hung in entrance of the backdrop. I used three lights arrange. A 90cm octobox, an 45cm magnificence dish on Bowens Strobes and a Nikon SB910 Speedlight on the ground for a halo impact. A smoke machine and dried twigs created added depth.
Utilizing fractal prism filters
I obtained my filter set from Getfractals. By putting them immediately in entrance of the lens and transferring them round, I obtained improbable outcomes. I actually just like the Julia and the Penrose filters. They provide such superb outcomes and considerably have an ‘otherworldly’ really feel to them. Granted, they aren’t essentially the most visually interesting for a stand-alone portrait session, however in case you are trying so as to add one thing trying totally different, these may simply hit the mark.
With the halo impact of the Speedlight and the wonder dish, I used to be capable of receive essentially the most ethereal lighting. Nearly sci-fi in really feel, enhanced by unimaginable costume, hair and make-up.
If you’re seeking to create one thing to actually stretch and strengthen your creativity and creativeness, I like to recommend stepping fully out of your consolation zone. Fractals may simply be the best way to go.
Credit score should go to my great mannequin, Jess (aka Miss Fairy Floss). She endured a number of hours of hair and make-up to attain this transformation. Even to the purpose of carrying opaque white eye contacts, she was completely blind for the entire shoot. Styling and costume on my own, with essentially the most superb hair and make-up by Emma Marietta. With out my staff, I may by no means create these improbable creations. If you want to see a few of our different Conceptual Portraits creations, please be at liberty to go to my gallery right here.
Need to learn extra about these nice filters? Try Erin Holmstead’s full assessment.
All photos had been shot with my Sony a7 II digicam utilizing both a 28-70mm or 50mm prime lens.