Cristina Otero

100k Facebook Followers

This piece is called “100k.”, and it’s one of my favorite works. It’s titled this way because I decided I wanted to give a gift to my Facebook followers for all their support throughout the years when I reached the 100k likes, and I thought this piece went really well with such occasion.

I wanted to create a piece that would represent some of the arts that have served me as inspiration. It’s a self-portrait, and it was quite hard to have the chords right in my back, I pasted them with glue in my back and fingers. With the other hand, I used the camera remote control right before posing.

For this picture, I only needed one light, and so I used the broncolor Siros 400s with a large silver umbrella on the left side of the picture. I wanted to create sharp shadows in the back and I knew the umbrella would give me the effect I was looking for. I’m getting really used to this Siros kit, and since it’s very simple to use, it took me very little to prepare the setting.  I used my Pentax k3 with the Sigma f1.8 18-35mm lenses and later edited the photograph with Lightroom and Photoshop.

It was quite an experiment for me to shoot this, and I learned a lot from this photoshoot!

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