I am very used to using stock photos to create my compositions but I feel this is becoming a crutch that I depend on. It also limits what I can create. If I can confidently create my own phot assists then I will be more open to creative freedom. I have a long way to go but I have learnt allot over the last few weeks. here a few things I have been looking into and how I could apply this to my craft.
When experimenting with different Directional lighting on the same subject it has thought me a bunch about the psychological impact of light.
With this you can use any of those effects to create an emotional response from the viewer. for this experiment I decided to go with the Top right Light so I could make my image for menacing and dramatic.
I put the figure In front of a forest background and then added mist to make it look spookier. I also turned the contrast up to make the image pop more
Spooky boy is now Spooky.
Now all we got to turn is make this a square and slap on some text and we have an album cover.