Dishes and Umbrellas

By: Gustav Hoiland

Jul 13 2011

Category: self portrait, studio

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Focal Length:17mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 7D

Sideways Ideas

How long before Photoshop has a comb tool? That’ll require a bit of 3D modeling capabilities, both to translate the 2D into a modifiable object and to understand the physical properties of thousands of strands of hair and how they react to aforementioned comb. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how one of the largest new additions to computing, whether it be on laptops, iPads or some other yet-to-be-discovered medium, will be natural 3D modeling. It’d be massive for commerce, and certainly handy for a whole lot of other goodness.

So Photoshop can’t comb my hair, but it can (or rather Camera Raw, an intermediate program) do some incredible stuff to the overall look of images. My greatest fear is that this looks processed a certain way, as if I merely overlaid some cookie-cutter script/filter. It definitely doesn’t look natural, but hopefully that aspect isn’t overly distracting.

Lit with a large umbrella (seen on top & bottom) and a speedlight beauty dish (rings at left & right). Good stuff.

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