I still have not showed you the Before & After of my image for week 5! The theme was - as you can probably guess when you look at the photo above - "Hats". I had several ideas and several hats in mind - from a black bowler hat to a sun hat, but in the end decided to go with a more feminine approach which is why I chose my pink girlie hat. I knew quite well what I had in mind and where I wanted to shoot this concept because the concept was among the many sketches I had made for this theme.
So when I woke up early on a Sunday almost two weeks ago and looked outside, I could just see the sun rise and I quickly decided to head out and take my shot. You can probably see that it was quite early when you look at my zoned-out expression! ;) But that way I was able to just about catch the sun hitting the trees behind me which was only the case for about two minutes. The early bird really does catch the worm...
It was a pretty straight shot to be honest. I knew my pose and took a few photos where I was holding my hands further away from my body and closer to it as well as holding my arms more apart and closer together - just to make sure I had the right pose then later in post-processing. Then I took several photos of the hat in all sorts of angles for the exact same reason. However, as you can see, in the end I had to warp the hat a bit in the end because it was just so wide!
The post-processing included expanding the photo, cutting out the hat, adding a shadow as well as a new sky and then changing lights and tones.
I hope you like it!
All the best,
If you want to see this photo on Flickr, go here.