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Creating a Fantasy Portrait with Simple Elements – Photography Tutorial

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Today on The Slanted Lens, we are shooting a stylized shot of a girl with an umbrella being blown by the wind — just a fun exercise in lighting on a set.

We will create an environment with three main elements: 1) clumps of grass in the foreground, 2) a tree branch from my backyard, and 3) a gray and gloomy backdrop. We created a small structure for her to lean on that will give the impression that she is leaning into the wind. A couple large fans and some handfuls of leaves will complete the set.

It does not take a lot of large elements to create a large looking set. Get out there, take those elements around you and create some interesting environments. Keep those cameras rollin’ and keep on clickin’.

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  1. Sultana Mariam
    March 7, 2018 at 20:25

    Please change your title "simple" to "EXPENSIVE" …….

  2. Kuhinoor Akter
    March 7, 2018 at 20:25

    Very good photographer and very good video

  3. William D. Ramirez
    March 7, 2018 at 20:25

    This is a great guide for a beginner or expert compositor. It starts off with the basics of extraction and how to shoot your subject and takes you all the way through creating wonderful composites for an array of different projects. It helped a great deal with my learning curve for composting pictures. This learning by doing method gave me the confidence to take on more complex projects and was very fun to do. https://twitter.com/arhaanctg1/status/898965859091206144

  4. Phil Jones
    March 7, 2018 at 20:25

    Great video. I like the fishing line technique on the dress. This could also be handy if you don't have an assistant nearby!

  5. formattester6
    March 7, 2018 at 20:25

    very cool!

  6. Myke D
    March 7, 2018 at 20:25

    Question. This seems to be a HUGE production to make this image! My question is, with such an obvious cost to create, where does a photographer sell imagery like this? Was it a commissioned work, for a magazine, movie poster, or something else? I love doing composite pieces, but I'm never sure where mega imagery like this is sold and/or created for.

  7. Peter Skrypnyk
    March 7, 2018 at 20:25

    Good, interesting, informative video. Do you shake your head when you read some of the contents? Thanks for the video, and the ideas.

  8. WIlis matrix
    March 7, 2018 at 20:25

    Yes,, I see,, simple elements,, this is a freaking whole studio, lights, and teamwork,, _'
    The girl,, is very beautiful by the way !

  9. Dope Dolls
    March 7, 2018 at 20:25

    I only film my hands… would you mind having a look at my videos and advise me on what lighting I could use for just hands? Can you create a lighting video for youtuber tutorial creators who only film hands. I was also wondering if a reflector would make my hands look softer in adequate light? Any advise is welcome. Thanks

  10. JuicyLung
    March 7, 2018 at 20:25

    simples elements sure….

  11. Raghu police patil
    March 7, 2018 at 20:25

    sir very good Photographe

  12. johnchatz
    March 7, 2018 at 20:25

    so simple elements..

  13. Nico Dehnhardt
    March 7, 2018 at 20:25

    creating a fantasy portrait with simple elements ????
    this isn´t simple elements

  14. Andy Tu
    March 7, 2018 at 20:25

    This is awesome, I wanna do something like this.

  15. Viet Truong
    March 7, 2018 at 20:25

    "Simple" !!!

  16. NepMuZic
    March 7, 2018 at 20:25

    Look the resources. There are like 10 professional people helping to shoot one good pic. Good shot though.

  17. guam roadster
    March 7, 2018 at 20:25


  18. hakam soufan
    March 7, 2018 at 20:25

    cool man… thank for sharing '

  19. Scott Stevens
    March 7, 2018 at 20:25

    I love watching your videos. They are great examples of what can be done with a little ingenuity and the right equipment. I will use them for reference in future sessions. And pay no attention to the nay sayers out there..the ones that ONLY want to learn how a Porsche is made with chevy parts.

  20. Pepino Mude
    March 7, 2018 at 20:25

    very creative guys

  21. Waruna Jayanath
    March 7, 2018 at 20:25

    direction of wind and the girl looking problem. but attractive work

  22. jayanta gogoi
    March 7, 2018 at 20:25

    Dont u think, the direction of wind and the girl leaning is wrong.,

  23. Dan Swan
    March 7, 2018 at 20:25

    Very nice.

  24. Chris Warzenski
    March 7, 2018 at 20:25

    Can you show us the simple version? The one without a HUGE studio, half dozen assistants and 1000's of dollars worth of lighting equipment? Because to be honest, if we were all able to afford those things we probably wouldn't looking at a video with the wording "simple elements" in it.

  25. GermanMythbuster
    March 7, 2018 at 20:25

    Don`t get me wrong you do great work, but this is not real photography for me. It is all fake and komposed at the end. I like the more natural style, but I think I can use some things for my own work. 🙂

  26. Rochelle Douglass
    March 7, 2018 at 20:25

    very cool

  27. Abhiuday Srivastava
    March 7, 2018 at 20:25

    Thanks for sharing. beautifully executed.

  28. Pam perry
    March 7, 2018 at 20:25

    I love to learn lighting from video people. Im just not a fan of a 1 light setup. Ive tried but many lights make me happy

  29. tengoAireEnLaCabeza
    March 7, 2018 at 20:25

    la que lias para nada, con lo facil que es irse al campo y hacer una foto natural …. eres un triste pajarillo

  30. bringdastorm
    March 7, 2018 at 20:25

    very well done!

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