One of the coolest things is to actually create something that was not there to start with.
In the studio we can of course build a set, or just use photoshop, but on location it’s…. well a bit different, but it shouldn’t always be a problem.
Take for example these shots.
All were shot in Universal studios Orlando.
Some were shot in the Monster Restaurant and some were in the lobby of the horror makeup show (HIGHLY recommend that one by the way, but hey I LOVE old horror)
The thing that I did with all these shots is choose an angle which makes it look like it’s not just a piece on display but like it was a little bit of a setup to shoot it. Remember these were all shot in busy areas and without any form of artificial added light, in other words I just used what was there. By choosing a different angle than just straight on I was able to take away the people walking around and get in some details that resulted in (in my opinion) cool shots.
By the way, if you shoot something that’s behind glas….. just hold your hand across your lens, like a tube and you block out reflections (that’s a killer tip guys :D)
In this case it was impossible to really make the mummy stand out, so I decided to just include all the posters and shots, by using that “tube” technique I created a very clean shot without any reflections of the people walking around and the lighting that hit this glass display.
You’ve seen me do it in videos, control lensflare with your fingers… well here I did the same thing, create the tube around the glass but move your fingers just a little bit and create some cool flare effects.
Now most of these heads and figures were on display, meaning there were distracting things around them, sometimes cropping helps, but….. sometimes it also REALLY helps out like this shot from Hitchcock who seems to be very present in this image 🙂
I hope you enjoyed this little side step from model photography, remember travel and street photography is also one of my passions 🙂
If you have some cool shots you took in these kind of situations… feel free to post them.