16. October 2012 · Comments Off on Portrait of Violinist Randy Sabien · Categories: Portrait & Still Life · Tags:

Randy wanted a set of photos to reflect his off-stage personality. Since he loves to fish we chose Lake Hiawatha in Minneapolis for its scenic shoreline. I used my iPhone app The Photographer’s Ephemeris to get the data I needed on sunrise time and direction.  We left for the lake at 7am to get set up in time for a 7:24am sunrise.  The light was beautiful and I got this shot right off the bat.

Randy Sabien
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First I photographed the puppet as a standard portrait:

puppet against white fabric

Then I wrapped it in black fabric and startled it with a spotlight pointing up towards the face!

puppet wrapped in black fabric

I took this image and used Photoshop to paint around the face and hands with black.  Then I used the perspective tool (Edit – Transform – Perspective) to distort the proportions.  Finally, I used Curves to saturate the colors.transformed in photoshop


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