Hi! November is a strange month. Like every year around this time, it seems like everybody is going crazy. Every little thing is highly urgent right now and it seems, like everybody is already stressed out from the coming christmas rush. And it hasn’t even begun yet. I was traveling each of the past weeks now and I’ll be on my way to Poland for the rest of this week tomorrow. But this time, I will take my camera with me and just hope I’ll find some time to take some pictures. This is the perfect opportunity to use my gorillapod again (Yeah)! But right now it seems like this’ll be my last major trip for this year. And after the last few weeks, I’m already looking forward to my christmas vacation. My head is already feeling like a balloon full of hot air. With all this bustle at work, my camera was mostly lying around home, gathering dust.
With all that serious work stuff going on right now, I needed to make a funny picture to cheer me up again ;-). So I decided to play around a little to make this caricature like look. Originally I wanted to use a real balloon for this, but as I couldn’t find any balloon at home (and all shops in Germany are closed on Sunday when I took the picture), I had to fall back to a stock picture of the balloon. Just in case you didn’t notice, I took special care of the colors in this picture. Adobe has a perfect tool for color management and best of all, it’s totally free. Just try for yourself: https://color.adobe.com/create/color-wheel/. You can either create your color theme there to help you to plan the picture, or you can upload an picture to analyze the colors used. For this pic, I did the color planning before I took the pic, but in order to make a perfect color triade, I used the wheel to create the exact colors I wanted to use and then adjusted them in PS accordingly.
I used a very simple lighting setup with just 2 strobes this time. One softbox at 08:00 as main light and one umbrella at 04:00 to get a nice and overall soft light.
So long – Florian