week02itsrainingman

Week 02 – It’s Raining Man


 
Wait, did you think I meant it would be just girls in bikinis?? You should have known better than that…

There’s not much story to this photo except that it was a hot, summer day and some friends were having a pool party, so I brought my gear and we played around with splashing, jumping, diving, hair-whipping, etc.

My good friend Adam was gracious enough to take the photo, and it turned out very manly. That doesn’t happen with me very often…

Here’s the set-up –


 

Big ol umbrella in front and to camera left, and two bare speedlights behind on both sides. It’s pretty much the same type of setup as last week’s, but notice how different the quality of the lights are and how they effect the outcome.

This one was pretty extensive in Photoshop because I had to (unintentionally) cut three photos together, and they are as follows –




 
Can you guess what comes from which photo?!?! Go ahead, scroll up and piece it together…

Alright, well, I didn’t intend to photoshop anything really, but I wasn’t happy with any of these three on their own, so I ended up taking the girls from the first photo, adding in my body from the second photo (my posture and composure were much better in this one), and covering up my creepy accidental wink (I was protecting my eyeball from the splashing water) with the eyes from the third photo. Not too shabby…

After all the compositing was done, I took some time to dodge and burn my body (enhance highlights and shadows) to make me look a bit stronger than I actually am. I also played with the color some to make everyone a bit more bronzy, and the standard high-pass filter.

And there you have it, the manliest you’ll ever see me.

-Rob Rice