Sunday, July 22, 2018

Scavengers In Canada: Fire-ban, Schmire-ban

Sometimes one has to adapt to make the best of a bad situation.

Recently, during a shoot with Scavengers in Milbrook Ontario, in which I dressed up as Gandalf The Grey, I had an idea.  That idea was to have Gandalf holding a lantern, walking thru a dark, foggy night.

The original plan was to use smoke bombs to create a misty effect, however a few days before we headed off on the shoot disaster (for my idea) struck.  Due to dry conditions a fire ban was put in effect buy the local fire chief.  Since smoke bombs used fire, we couldn't use them.


I decided to try to attempt my shot and fix it in post using the wonder of the world that is Photoshop.  So I had the original Paul Howard shoot me in an action-y pose.  This is what it looks like:

Not a bad shot.  It has some problems, if I am honest.  For one there is no mist.  For another it is shot in daylight, and the concept is a night shot.  However it has good bones, so I begged, borrowed, and stole the image from Paul, and ran it thru Photoshop.

This is the result:

Not to bad, if I do say so myself.

It just goes to show one shouldn't let bad light keep them from reaching their vision. When one is armed with Photoshop, the world is your canvas.