Friday, May 18, 2012

Hunger Games Inspired Shoot - Part 3


 These girls were such kick but archeresses for me!
And we did have some fun, too!

Hunger Games Inspired Shoot - Part 2


Hunger Games Inspired Shoot - Part 1

After seeing the Hunger Games movie and reading some of the books, I knew I wanted to do an inspired photoshoot. Fortunately, my husband John is into archery along with my kids, so we had acces to bows, arrows, and quivers. I DIdn't want to duplicate what I saw on the screen or in my imagination while reading the books. So my theme was more like "sisters surviving in the wild". And here is what we shot...

Saturday, May 12, 2012


I had been wanting to try something like this for a while when we ateempted these back in October. I saw another photographer's haunted house image series and have been mulling around in my mind exactly how I might pull off something similar. I really didn't want the kids to know how they would look as ghosts, so I just asked them to show up at the cemetery (we were very respectful) in just a black shirt and jeans. 
I accomplished the look by first taking a photo of my subject, then while holding the focus, ask the subject to step out of the photo so I could get the background. After desaturating the skin, I used the multiply tool in PS to darken under the eyes, the lips, and a bit on the neck and hands. I dodged a bit in the eyes to get that icy feeling. I layered the 2 photos, erased a bit where I wanted the background to show through. It was actually way easier than I thought it would be. Scroll all the way down to see my before &afters.
We used the photos on some invites for their Halloween Birthday Bash and printed some to use as decor for the party.