The Mick: Hi Dester,I failed to ask before, but can you share with your creeped out fans how you achieved the very bloodshot eyes? I noticed that technique was applied to your other zombie pics as well. Was this part done in post processing or did you have your daughter rub her eyes for 20 minutes before the shoot? Just kidding, of course, but this photo is so detailed, I had to ask.Thank you again for your commentary (and patience). ;o)Best regards,Mick
The eye effects were accomplished all in post. Knowing these were going to be stills only, I knew post-effects would be simplest, and least traumatic for everyone involved. Had this been for video/film, I would have approached it differently.
The Mick: This one creeped me out from the beginning... and still does. One of my favorites!
One of my editor's in my studio has a fair amount of experience doing realistic monster makeup..... so I asked her if she would do some makeup for our family zombie pics. She does pretty amazing work. :-)
Stefano M: Wow, terrific!!! Congratulations!
l_objectif: very nice! Well deserved!
Thank you... :-)
This is our daughter. We were shooting family pics as zombies. At first she was a bit reticent to do it. But once she got all of her costume and makeup on.... she was totally 'in the zone'..... as you can see here.
Thanks! Very much appreciated.
jimbojames: this is my fav of all of these.. very cool eye effect!
Thanks! Much appreciated.
We were shooting a big family photo for Halloween. I decided to pull everyone into the studio before going into location so I could snap a couple of controlled-lighting shots. :-)
Size limitation is an odd requirement.... not sure why that was included in the challenge.
Sorry guys... this is one field I'm intimately familiar with.... and there is no way this camera is worth this amount of money. I'd buy a Red Scarlet before buying this camera.
HealingHands111: AWESOME JOB! Esp with that many subjects!
OK... seriously.... I look at the contest entries in this series and was totally surprised to see the winning image... this image is pretty awesome. You definitely deserved to have gotten a much higher rating. I don't think voting in the contests really reflects the best work on this site.
R Hyde: This was my favourite, it really shows guns in todays society, like it or not.5 stars
I totally agree. In fact.... I think that much of the gun marketing is misdirected. It should be targeting real middle America instead of the typically testosterone type advertising they love to through out there. Most people are looking for a firearm for basic self and family protection. We're talking about average parents who don't want to be victims.
Challenge would be great if it wasn't limited to just the 5D II. We have a few 7D's as well as a 40D. And own the 50mm 1.2L.... :-)
Love the shot and the cross-processing....
Love everything about this shot and color treatment.