Saturday, 14 March 2009

Three's Company

I told them we couldn't all fit into the bathroom but they just wouldn't listen!

Three's Company: Me, Me, and Me
Lately, I've been wondering how far a photographer should go in post-processing. While a purist would wag his finger at edited photos, I think the photographer ought to be given the freedom to decide his way of conveying the message. Photography is all about creativity of expression after all, so why follow the conventional rules?

Having convinced myself of that, I hastily set off to make the first composite photo of my own.

The theme: Me, me and me.

The conventional strict-purist approach to achieving the effect is to take a shot of multiple exposures. But, being deprived of the necessary props, I had to settle for a simpler technique. I took three separate shots and merged them into one using mask layer in Photoshop. Then the colours were tweaked to achieve a dreamy effect.

It would have turned out better if I filled up the bathtub, shampoo-ed the hair, and got a rubber ducky. But it was just so chilly in the bathroom that it didn't cross my mind. Besides, I was too impatient to process the shots and see the result. I'm glad to say it turn out well!

Now, it's time to make some space in the room and try another theme!

4 persons flung their shoes:

K.O.J.A. said...

OMG that's bad porn (pun)

No porn (pun)_ intended

Kim Huey said...

it's good too if the mirror reflect yourself. you will have 4 you!

cute picture. made me laugh. btw, about the massacre.. hmmph.. you really aint wearing anything huh.

Kryptos said...

koja>> i know u've been wanting to see me naked but tat's no pron. ><

kim>> ya, thought about that too but the bathroom's too small i cudn't get an angle where th reflection could be seen. and yup,l i was naked! XD hope the thought of it isn't too arousing!

K.O.J.A. said...

Ugeh who wans to see u naked @@