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On Location with the Amazing Donald Brown

Spent the last few days finishing off, what has been a fabulous photoshoot with the amazing sculptor Donald Brown. I was contacted by Donald, who wanted his sculpture ‘A Sporting Chance for Peace’ photographed for Giclée printing. At over 6feet wide by 4 feet high and also three dimension, it posed a number of problems.

Donald Brown_A Sporting Chance for PeaceDonald wanted it captured with shadow, He had been working with overhead lighting, which formed specific shadow detail, he also had a large open glass window, which defused the detail at certain times of the day, these shadows were very important.

After setting up I took some test shots, After testing various reflector positions, to capture that detail, Donald was Happy.

Once back in my home studio, we colour balanced and edited the image. By viewing the sculpture on my monitor we made a few minor adjustments, straightening the hockey stick, removed bur from mouths and eyes.

We tested the print on two different substrates, The Hahnemuhle Baryta and the Hahnemuhle Satin, Donald was very impressed with the feel and look and the baryta.

We next set about creating a final image, using different marble effect backgrounds, typeface and overlays, the final images where complete.

You can view, the Journey Donald and myself took here on youtube.

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