This is a behind the scenes of my "hope" shot for the 30th round of the Photography Scavenger Hunt.
Confession time: I actually forgot about this word. My style when doing hunts is to write down all of the words (typically 10) into a notebook that I carry with me to capture ideas during the ideation stages of each shot. When I wrote down this list I somehow skipped over hope (insert metaphor for 2020). However a week into the hunt someone commented in the community about this word. I realized I forgot it, and wrote it down in my book.
2 hours later I had my shot.
I immediately thought of the Barack Obama 2008 Presidential Campaign poster. You know the one.
Before I got too deep in the Photoshopping for this image I looked up a tutorial online on how to accomplish this technique (there are a lot of em), and used an image of Deadpool I downloaded from the internet. I was worried his being most red would cause issues. Turns out it worked just fine.
Proof of concept proven, I moved on to creating my own image. I started by putting my Deadpool action figure in my light box, put him in a "looking towards the future" pose, and lit him strongly from one side. The SOOC looks like this:
The hardest part was coming up with the word to use at the bottom. I didn't want to use Hope cause it didn't fit Deadpool. I tossed around some ideas, but eventually went with the standard Pool.
This is the final result: