My local photography club runs a weekly photo challenge, and the theme of the week was “big.” I wanted to create a self portrait that represented my inner critic.
This was a composite of two images.
The small figure was just shot by shooting light into a white background and putting the subject in front. I then cut out the figure out and placed it on the finger of the main image.
The main image was shot with two lights. The key light is below to create monster lighting and an unsettling effect. I also lit it this way so I could get away with a silhouette for the figure. The key light was a @flashpointlighting XPLOR600 with a 10 degree grid. There was also a gridded reflector on a Flashpoint streaklight360 overhead to bring a little light from above. Essentially, it was a reverse clamshell setup.