In the immortal words of John Hannibal Smith “I love it when a plan comes together”!
Sometimes it takes a lot of effort to bring a photographic vision to reality. Sometimes you have an idea and the gear – but no models.
I don’t know where you’re from but here in NYC having a father in your life is RARE. So when someone gave me the concept for this picture it’d require me to find not 1 father but 3, that are still alive, and in speaking terms.
I told my wife of the idea and she thought it was very creative. Then it dawned on her that her co-worker has a great grandfather. She pitched him the idea and they were all game.
TIP – When shooting families it’s important to make sure everyone has matching clothes. It shows unity, makes the pictures dynamic and one person doesn’t stand out (because they’re wearing a color that stands out from everyone else).
So here’s the plan came together:
- Find models.
- Green screen (although not 100% necessary it’ll make removing the background effortless).
- Shoot each of them holding the frame – with careful consideration of the placement of their hands.
- Import the images to the computer and remove the green background.
- Find a background (in this case it was a textured paper).
- Add each person in the frame.
- Slap a sepia filter and voila!
Now keep in mind the actual shoot and computer work took 10 minutes – but it took me over 10 years to get to this point!
If you have any creative family portrait ideas you’d like to bring to life don’t hesitate to reach out! If you have an idea there’s literally nothing I can’t pull off – unless it involves real snakes.
I’m available in New York City, Boston & worldwide!
This post was written for @flamingirl Steemit “7 DAYS 🖼 PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST! 🖼”. If you’d like to participate in this portrait challenge, head over to: https://steemit.com/portrait-photocontest/@flamingirl/contest-50-sbd-7-days-portrait-photography-contest
And as per the submission requirements, here’s the proof that I took this image: