Oh great mammon of form and function
Careless consumerist consumption
Described as expensive taste
I’m a people disgraced
By what I claim I need
And what I want to waste
I take no account for nothing
If it’s not mine
It’s a misappropriation of funds
Protect my ninety percent with my guns
Whose side am I on?
Well who’s winning?
My kingdom’s built with the blood of slaves
Orphans, widows, and homeless graves
I sold their souls just to build my private mansion
Just for fun for you to watch – but what I picked up in the trailer, was the speach Carlos uses in the trailer. Catching it at 1:29 Carlos says enough to show you that it’s NOT ABOUT LIGHTING. Too bad his DVD title is cliche, seems his approach is genuinely creative. At 1:35 – that’s powerful relationship Carlos is using to empower his model, and is what really impressed me. Don’t ever forget that the relationship trumps the lighting and if your subject relationship comes before anything technical you have to do. I also found a talk-through by Carlos on the livebooks site on lighting topics – so you can get a deeper dose of his work:
John Reuter shows us a basic screen-cast exploring Photoshop documents layer blending options. As you’re learning to apply textures, or vignettes to an image for artistic or tonal effects – you should understand these options intuitively. The best way to learn after watching this image would be to work over a couple images and utilize these different techniques to modify different portions of the tonal range. Work on targeting the highlights, mid-tones and shadows independently as you build up your awareness and control in photoshop.