As my photographic journey continues to take me places unknown, I come across a few people who share part of my passion.
I came across Philippe Halsman or at least his photograph sometime ago and reminded myself that I would need to revisit this at one point. It has become one point.
Salvador Dali Atomicus Photo by Philippe Halsman
The photograph above does a great job at both capturing the portrait of our intended subject, and grabs your attention and doesn't let go. This was the day of no photoshop. A day where throwing a cat or two was required to get an amazing photograph.
Rumor has it that Halsman was originally going to use babies, but their modeling agency demanded too much pay. The babies have yet to earn any other gigs; they are currently unemployed. The cats went on to do a Friska's commercial.
Essiantly though, it took six hours and 28 outtakes to get this shot. A more detailed article can be found here on how the photograph was produced. So without further ado, for my tribute to Halsman, I will take photographs of objects in mid-air today. I need to practice on how I handle my external flash. For this mini-day project I will be using my amazing Canon Rebel with a Canon 28-105mm lens and the Canon 580 EX II Speedlite. Come on Canon Sponsorship!!!!
And last but not least, our 51-Word Challenge continues.