This month’s challenge was to use two concepts from Lindsay’s book: have your subject in the frame multiple times & shoot through crystal. I wanted to continue along with my Holy series, so with those specific techniques in mind, I knew this was the perfect opportunity to tackle my ‘Trinity” shoot.
As the name suggests, I wanted to capture the The Father, The Son, & The Holy Spirit all in frame. Now this could be easily achieved in post by cloning my model two more times, but that would take away the challenge of trying something new. So I brought a few different materials that might give me my desired effect. Here are a few images and what I learned from each iteration.
I found that although the crystal did split up his image, it wasn’t exactly what I wanted (I think the crystal was too small.)
So I experimented further with other materials like a metal mesh-like candle holder. This gave an awesome texture that framed him, but it wasn’t glass, so he wasn’t multiplied.
I tried by having my model move his head while I had a slow shutter speed. Though I enjoy the results, I really wanted his body to have the same movement too.
Then I found that by slowly panning the camera in addition to a slow shutter speed, I was able to get what I had envisioned.
My absolute favorite isn’t featured, but once I get it printed, I’ll be sure to share!
I learned that when going into a shoot with a specific idea, being open to try different approaches while in the moment can help bring what I imagined to life. I’m very glad to have another great image for my portfolio, and I hope this has inspired you!
May the light be with you.