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505 views on the 5th January 2012

This was a TAFE assignment where we had to create either a romantic scene or a murder mystery scene for a photo shoot and plan and co-ordinate the whole thing. The CATCH was it had to involve a bottle of perfume, it was our take on product placement. So I had to organsie people a venue a car, and clothes and other bits and pieces, namely the white paint for the line (which was drawn around me, so as to avoid getting paint on the model), and I organised a notepad and hat and jacket for the male. It was shot in broad daylight as set up. This is NOT A COMPOSITE as it was shot as is. In photoshop, I changed tones and tweaked it so it would have an eerie night feel and I had to darken it a lot without ruining the image.

It was fun, but a lot of work for one picture, hard to get someone to lay on the hard ground for too lopng without laughing…….

f10 1/200th ISO 100
Canon EOS 7d
Shot in RAW and all manual (as all our TAFE projects required)

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  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKabout 4 years ago

    Oh my, so glad that you were on hand to help the police with their investigation:-) Brilliant work. Don.

  • Thanks Don, Seriously I should tidy it up in a couple of places, but I have to add a bit more to make it look like a movie poster…….I had a lot of shots with a laughing victim, it was sunny and very windy!

    – Judith Cahill

  • Ha Don, I was on hand to help police………that is funny!

    – Judith Cahill

  • amyrey
    amyreyabout 4 years ago

    really very, very good. I’m sure you must have got top marks for your assignment.

  • Actually Amy – No because I should have shot the picture later in the day or used underexposure and flash and — just dont egt me started……I like it!

    – Judith Cahill

  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosabout 4 years ago

    This is just lovely, such great work.

  • Thanks BigCat…it was a fun day, organising other people to be at a location at a particular time….

    – Judith Cahill

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful image,…

  • Thanks John, it was a lot of fun, it was windy and what a day really, I shot a lot of pics, then had to reshoot becase I had left a blanket on her legs to stop her dress flying…….damn….

    – Judith Cahill

  • Ell-on-Wheels
    Ell-on-Wheelsabout 4 years ago

    Well, top marks or not (pfft! to your instructor!!), the image is very very well thought through and composed Jude!! Love the linear backdrop of the shed, SO want that gorgeous old car, and the lighting on your two ‘actors’ faces is just right, in my view! I like it too, well done my friend :-))

  • Thanks Ell, the shed was used instead of my original planned brick wall due to the strong sunlight and this spot seemed to have less shadows and afterwards I thought was a better choice anyway. LOts of fun

    – Judith Cahill

  • JodieT
    JodieTabout 4 years ago

    You must have had a ball shooting this one. It is great and quite fun too. I like the way you have the light on his face and the light on her chest as if that is his focus! Great work Judith.

  • That connection was totally unintentional……..I just tried to keep it looking like a flash had been used, rather than it had actually beem shot in the middle of the day….which it had……I have some more pics coming in the next few weeks, just have to finish my plans for them first!

    – Judith Cahill

  • michellerena
    michellerenaabout 4 years ago

    Wow what a wonderfully well thought out capture Judith, love it :)

  • Thank you so much Michelle, it was a fun photo shoot and the pics ended up as I had planned…which is always a bonus

    – Judith Cahill

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseabout 4 years ago

    Well done- great light effects.

  • Thanks…I was happy with the final pic after an interesting day!

    – Judith Cahill

  • wendys-designs
    wendys-designsabout 4 years ago

    i so love this,,, brilliant work

  • Thanks for that Wendy, it all came together thank goodness as there were a few hiccups along the way!

    – Judith Cahill

  • marc melander
    marc melanderabout 4 years ago

    Lovely – very Chandler noir feel to it. When you are tidying re a poster I would lose the laces on the gumshoe’s shoes – they clash with his outfit.

  • I had to Google Chandler Noir and thank you, that is quite a complement, probably could photoshop a bit more mood into it……The laces and the shoes werent my choice but unfortunately we couldnt change them……lesson learned.!

    – Judith Cahill

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