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Shave more! (#08/52: new year's resolutions) ~Explored | by Ivo Noppen
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Shave more! (#08/52: new year's resolutions) ~Explored

I don't do new year's resolutions. Never have and (probably) never will as well. To me these things are pretty pointless. Should you be deceiving yourself with meaningless promises you won't hold anyway? IF you want to do something constructive which you want for a year, do a project like a 365 as I did in 2010 (or a project 52) or make it something else entirely. But please make it something constructive and not overly vague like "losing weight". Instead say you will start train running with some schedule for the next 30 or 60 days or so. A period which actually makes it fun as time passes sooner than making plans for a whole year.


After having a lot of ideas which were too hard to execute on location (I'm in Belgium right now with travel gear), I made this resolution up of shaving more since I needed a shave anyway. The final image got together in my head after walking around the house. A lot of photoshop abuse along with five different photos went into the final photo.. Nothing which ~20 layers can't fix.


Strobist info

Canon 580EXII @ 1/16 (35mm) on axis.

Canon 430EXII @ 1/4 (35mm) camera left, bare . Lying on an unstable contraption of a chair and a trashbin.

Camera triggered by Yongnuo RF-602

Flashes triggered by Cactus v5

Shot tethered to avoid running back and forth with shaving cream on my face

Extra shout-out to my makeshift tripod constructed out of three ikea tables, two cutting boards, two remote controls, a lenscap and the yongnuo RX unit itself.

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Taken on January 7, 2012