My Tiny Studio ~ “Ninja”

I had not intended creating a second composition based on “imitation light bulbs”, but given the tremendous effort and time taken to build the set for the previous Project No 3 in this series, namely “Light”, I wanted to see if I could get more mileage from it. Most of the various components used here were sourced from the previous project with the exception of some Chrome Beads which replaced the Anti-freeze liquid. I also added a few extra small “imitation light bulbs”, as well as the new larger light bulb which is placed center stage in the composition. You will also notice that the “clock face” has been relegated to the dustbin. “Time to go” ~ excuse the pun!!!

As in the composition “Light” where I included my granddaughter McKenna Chuter, (girl in the light bulb), so too, I have a special guest model in this composition. Yes, the “Ninja” is none other than my grandson Hayden Reade Phillips. This image of Hayden was captured during our visit to Melbourne in November 2015. Your cheques are in the mail…

Why a “Behind the scenes” look?

I am a strong believer in not showing the “behind the scenes stuff” since it potentially removes the mystique behind the final Artwork, but again in this case, I believe that you will find it all rather fascinating, more so when I tell you that everything you see in the final Artworks was sourced, built, photographed, and then finally “digitally massaged” into forming the compositions. No additional external digital content was used at all, and this is how I would like to keep it for future “My Tiny Studio” projects, i.e. “virgin content” that has never been used by anyone else.

The Shopping List

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As mentioned in the intro, this was a short shopping list given that many of the required bits and pieces had already been purchased for
use in the previous project. The only real addition were the chrome beads, and a larger "imitation light bulb". I had also considered 
incorporating some small cocktail umbrellas, but during the construction phase, I changed my mind.

The Setup

Even though most of the stage was already available from the previous project, I still spent quite a few hours building this new set, and even more so since I changed the design half way through, and had to start all over again.

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Camera gear and software applications used

  • All imagery was captured using my beloved Fuji XT1 with my Fujinon 40-150 lens and my Fujinon 10-24 Ultra Wide Angle lens.
  • As previously mentioned, the lighting I used was very basic DIY, but highly effective.
  • Photoshop cc 2017
  • Exposure X2
  • Manfrotto Tripod 055PROBX with 804RC2 swivel head
  • Ariana FalerniWall Display Collection
  • Auto FX Mystical Ultimate Suite 11 x Pack Bundle
  • RAWexchange Magic Brushes
This is no doubt the most challenging, time consuming, brain wracking, yet creative and rewarding Photo Artistry project that 
I have tackled to date. I am however having second thoughts about my MUSE, and how "she" feels about my recent complaints 
regarding those middle of the night visits. I take it all back, you are welcome to call whenever you see fit.

I trust that you have found the “Making of ~ Ninja” most informative and inspiring.

I am looking forward to sharing my next “My Tiny Studio” project with you soon.

The Final Composition

 

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In conclusion

Previous “My Tiny Studio” projects

  • You can view “The Making Of” my First Project entitled “The Awakening” in this new series of works right here
  • You can view “The Making Of” my Second Project entitled “Forbidden Fruit” in this new series of works right here.
  • You can view “The Making Of” my Third Project entitled “Light” in this new series of works right here.

Do you want to learn how to create Digital Art like this?

And hey, if this field of Creating Digital Art interests you, why not take the plunge, and start learning how to create beautiful imagery just like the ones in this magazine by Registering on the Sebastian Michaels “Photoshop Artistry Grunge Course” just like I did almost four years ago.

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