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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D60
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Nov 17, 2008, 12:47:24 PM
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Spark of Life by johannachambers Spark of Life by johannachambers
A wizard! Acrylic on masonite.
Can anyone think of a more interesting title?
Model and stock artist is the amazing Marion Skydancer :iconskydancer-stock: , who I suspect might be an actual wizard...
This one went faster than most. Had a lot of fun with the background and the hair. I hope it didn't end up looking too much like a Santa...
If anyone can give me some tips on how to photograph paintings I'd sure appreciate it! They always get washed out, even when I use no flash and angle them away from the light...
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ChupacabraFever Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
<-- amazed.

You have so much talent and creativity. Thanks for posting your work!!
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SandyHR Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really nice, Magical,xxxSandy
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daeda1uss Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
Wonderful work! (as usual!!)
:clap:

As to an alternate title, "Spark of Life"?
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johannachambers Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008
Thanks! :D I think I will snag that title...
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daeda1uss Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008
Glad I could help!

:)

Consider it my feeble attempt to repay you for the wonderful pics you have posted for all of us!

:hug:
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skiesofchaos Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Professional Photographer
Brilliant work by the way. grins!

hmmm titles.... Life through Magic? Mystical Beans? The Tea Wizard? grins :)
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skiesofchaos Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Professional Photographer
errrmmm My best success with shooting shiny surfaces was to put white sheet over a couple of chairs so the thing is tented, shine the lights into the sheet to diffuse the light and then shoot as square to the surface as possible. Another thing that works sometimes is to use the plain white sheets of acrylic you find in the building stores for dropping into hanging ceilings for the lights. Those can be decent diffusers to kill any direct lights. Sort of put the item so its in a box of the panels and all the lights are from the side. Color is tough, best you can do there is set your camera to the light type then try to fine tune it in photoshop.
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johannachambers Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008
Over chairs!!! That just might work... will try again when the hubby has time to give me a hand with it... thanks for the advice!!
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skiesofchaos Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008  Professional Photographer
your totally welcome. I used to use a muslin tent I made from a roll of it I found in the remnants at a fabric shop.
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