I lately did a put up on enjoying with fractal prism filters for the primary time, and I critically 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. Just lately, I did a Conceptual Portrait shoot titled “Winter Wonderland”. I have to confess discovering a little bit 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 lined 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 acquired my filter set from Getfractals. By inserting them instantly in entrance of the lens and transferring them round, I acquired 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 probably the most visually interesting for a stand-alone portrait session, however in case you are wanting so as to add one thing wanting completely 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 probably the most ethereal lighting. Nearly sci-fi in really feel, enhanced by unbelievable costume, hair and make-up.
In case you are trying to create one thing to essentially 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 fantastic 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 probably the most superb hair and make-up by Emma Marietta. With out my crew, I might 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? Take a look at Erin Holmstead’s full evaluation.
All photographs have been shot with my Sony a7 II digital camera utilizing both a 28-70mm or 50mm prime lens.