Meant to be viewed on black
This is one of my favorite photos to date. It came out even better than I hoped and part of that is thanks to my friend Hugh who modeled for this picture. Hugh is a volunteer at our church and has quite a likeness to Santa in both looks (obviously) and in charm. I've seen kids walk up to him in my parent's coffee shop asking what he's bringing them for Christmas. He is quite a good sport and plays right along. A big thank you to him for really bringing this image to life.
I am super excited about the upcoming year and if I hadn't spent most of the day processing videos and finishing the editing on this image, I would have finished my blog post about my goals for 2011 in terms of photography. I will hopefully finish that tomorrow. I hope everyone had a terrific holiday season and that everyone traveling back home and back to school is doing so safely. I expect exciting things in 2011, starting with this image.
Stobist: Vivitar 3700 at 3/4 power with full CTO gel through 20 inch white umbrella about 3 feet above Santa. Triggered via Cactus V5.