What Attitude, Dad? by Kory Trapane

Canvas Prints


Sizing Information

Small 12.0" x 8.0"
Medium 17.9" x 12.0"
Large 23.9" x 16.0"
X large 29.9" x 20.0"


  • Each print is individually stretched and constructed for your order
  • Epson pigment inks using Giclée inkjets to ensure a long life
  • UV protection provided by a clear lacquer
  • Cotton/poly blend Canson canvas for brighter whites and even stretching

Well, to first state the obvious, this is two photos merged together. I had to shoot both subjects with the same lighting angle. The only difference being the small subject was shot from above to get the right perspective to stand on the large hand. Both photos were layered in Photoshop and corrected to match. I had to extract both from their white backgrounds (they were shot against white) and then positioned within the frame. I placed another layer between the two and “painted in” a shadow under the small subject with a soft black brush and changed the blend mode of that layer to multiply, and making of course, the shadows darker directly around the shoes according to the light direction. I prefer painting in the shadows as I get more control as to where they go. There’s even a slight shadow across the large thumb. I always say, if you notice the shadows, then you’ve done a bad job. Then I applied a gradient for the background. I post processed the whole image in Lightroom where I desaturated the image slightly, increased the clarity and applied a minor split tone of a light brown color (hence the warm tone). That’s it!


  • Nathalie Chaput
    Nathalie Chaputover 6 years ago

    Really Awesome shot Kory!! Do you have the “How, for dummies??”

  • shannondonovan
    shannondonovanover 6 years ago

    Wow….I am so a fan…

  • Bek  Williams
    Bek Williamsover 6 years ago

    fantastic work!

  • Joseph Najm
    Joseph Najmover 6 years ago

    Fantastic Composition and perspective Kory

  • Nanagahma
    Nanagahmaover 6 years ago

    Nicely done. Great title for this fun photo.

  • Ursula Rodgers
    Ursula Rodgersover 6 years ago

    lol! Love it Kory :) I’m with Nathalie here on the “How, for dummies?”!

  • George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)
    George Parapad...over 6 years ago

    What do you mean “That’s it!”??? Some of us haven’t got the creativeness to envision something like this, never mind mastering the techniques involved (even with a How-To). And you casually dismiss it with That’s it!? :-) You are a true artist my friend!

  • Honor Kyne
    Honor Kyneover 6 years ago

    Thats very cool Kory :)) Well done! :D

  • Vikram Franklin
    Vikram Franklinover 6 years ago

    Wow – really, awesomely cool Kory.
    First – the pre-visualising this pic and then doing mind-boggling stuff in PS to get what you wanted.
    That is true artistry as George so rightly put it.

  • Dean Mullin
    Dean Mullinover 6 years ago

    Dude, – awesome Dude….
    said in the same manner as the little turtle in Finding Nemo…. :o)

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