day 19: self-portrait challenge
Star Wars: The Force Awakens SHOULD be opening today. Augh! Almost here.
Ok. I'm not Leia. But maybe a pint-sized Vader?
This image is my favorite so far. Not only because I love Star Wars, but because I was able to control the light in such a way to get it gleaming on Vader's mask. I feel like I am able to experiment with knowledge in controlled lighting now.
I remember as a small kid, finding my Dad's Star Wars albums around his place. I'd always find the Star Wars album and have him play the record and stare at the black lettering and stars behind it with these huge saucer eyes, listening to the music. He is a HUGE Star Wars fan and it got a hold of my brother and I way back in late 70's. I remember waiting in line for HOURS with fans as a kid for The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. It seemed so exciting. The movies were amazing then and lived up to all our anticipation and waiting! I hope The Force Awakens does the same for us older ones and inspires continuing craze for the young ones out there now.
LESSON LEARNED FOR THIS IMAGE: Lighting, background, set up, backdrops, and expression/posture make all the difference. It is worth paying attention to ALL these details.
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