Finishing the other Classes of Dungeons & Dragons
Dungeons & Dragons is a unique and interesting world and I really tried to capture that with these creative backlit portraits. It isn’t often that you see a back lit person photoshopped onto a fully lit background. But that’s exactly what I wanted to do. So I did. It turned out really interesting and I felt a call back to earlier in the year when I first started working with the speed lights.
I wanted to take a good look at the many classes of Dungeons and Dragons. I’m a bit of a nerd and so I wanted to make a project that took the player and sillouetted them against a back drop that matched the character that they played. I feel that this project shows a lot of passion that people have for a game that is all about creativity. To lean in on the creativity of Dungeons and Dragons I leaned into my creative side of photography and post production editing.
Cutting out a backlit portrait in Photoshop was actually more tricky than I had initially thought it would be but I think that in the end my Dungeons & Dragons classes turned out just right. I particularly enjoyed the contrast between the foreground and the background and how the font choice fairly matches the characteristic of each of the Dungeons & Dragons classes. It is amazing to me that there are so many small choices that can affect a project and change the message of what one creates. I learned a lot this semester and I feel that my command of light has improved the most. Obviously this project showcases that newfound skill.
Overall, I am pleased with how these turned out and I like to think that I made the fans of Dungeons & Dragons proud with these portraits I made of the classes. I hope that I will be able to move forward as creative in my professional field, as I am in my hobbies.