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Canon
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Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
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Nov 22, 2008, 10:41:29 PM
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Unlocking Words of Magic by vvmasterdrfan Unlocking Words of Magic by vvmasterdrfan
This was a photoshoot with one of my best friends as an early birthday gift :)

I also painted this picture --> [link]

My Favorite! ^_^ Its like Disney Magic!
This one turned out so Flawlessly.
I could tell right when it came out of the camera that it was perfect.
The explosion inside the book and the extending from it flares were magically perfect, and the color on the tips added the perfect touch.
The reflection in his glasses turned out perfect
His expression is perfect.
The Lighting is flawless. i did have to darken the room in certain areas to get it right.
Its as if he was in a pitch black room.. and he opened the magic book to reveal its secrets.

LOVE IT!!! ^_^ <3

Edited in Photoshop CS4 Extended
Brushes by =Axeraider70
Comment and Fav!! ^_^
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It's funny in your comments you would mention Disney Magic, because that was exactly the thing I thought when I first saw this piece. I think it would make a fun series to shoot a couple more of these with various Disney kind of creatures crawling up out of the book toward you. Or I could see this being a poster for "the magic of reading" or something like that.

That being said, your lighting works excellently here. Your model's expression works well.
I like your magic effect.

If I was to change anything at all, it would be in the cropping, I think you could take some of the black off on the top and right, and still have an effective photo?
What do you think?
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:iconiwantsleep:
IWantSleep Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
This is fantastic!
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks :D
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:iconabbieesnail:
AbbieeSnail Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I think this is beautiful! I can't stop looking at it.
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :D
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snappy-finger Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
:iconwowplz: This is totally amazing! Love it! From his expression, to the composition, to the lighting... fabulous. :clap:
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks! ^_^ it means a lot
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snappy-finger Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
My pleasure. :D
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IrishCosplayer Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009
woa, i dont even understand how you did that! Seriously realistic! like, WOA
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
hahah thank you! ^_^
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:iconirishcosplayer:
IrishCosplayer Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
^^ no problem, its really awesome!
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:iconthe-hench-men:
The-Hench-Men Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
what i want to know is why is your friend naked in a pitch black room reading a book?
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
haha he wasn't naked :P i know a lot of people who read with their light on.. and the point of this picture was to reveal the magic of a book, therefore shining bright light from the book. it doesn't mean the room was pitch black before he opened it.
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:iconthe-hench-men:
The-Hench-Men Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
sure it was :P
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
haha still not convinced? ill fight you O.o :iconfacepalmextremeplz: hahaha
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:iconthe-hench-men:
The-Hench-Men Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
whered that tree come from :shocked:
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i spit it out! hahahah
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:iconthe-hench-men:
The-Hench-Men Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
cheater :P
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
bring in on boy..
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:iconladyofoff-road:
LadyOfOff-Road Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
that's the real magic! ;p
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
hehehe ^_^ books can be quite magical
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:iconmindstateart:
Mindstateart Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
Wow, really cool I must say, nice facial expression and shading :)
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you!!! ^_^`
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:iconc-hass:
C-Hass Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009
This is just stunning work!
I chose it to be on of the 4 features in my journal (after you suggestion) check it out here [link]
and I must add, that I really admired the details on the eye glasses, top notch work!
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you so much!!!! ^_^ i really appreciate it.
its an honor to be featured by such a well known artist on deviantArt =]
I even painted this picture for my friend --> [link]
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tleach0608 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I like how all of this worked together--the expression, the lighting, even love the reflection you worked into his glasses so that it gives it a much more real effect to it-- I could totally see this on some poster promoting "Reading is Magic" to kids or something!
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you so much! ^_^
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:iconenchanting-ce-memory:
enchanting-ce-memory Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hahaha that is amazing! :D it does look like magic=P
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you so much! ^_^ i tried my best
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:iconenchanting-ce-memory:
enchanting-ce-memory Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you are welcome:D
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:iconlittleshireling:
littleshireling Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
I love this image. It's amazing. :heart:
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you!!! ^_^
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:iconlittleshireling:
littleshireling Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
You're welcome! :D
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:iconmissy-03:
missy-03 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
Thats freakin AWESOME!!!!
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you so much!!!! ^_^
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:iconmissy-03:
missy-03 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
:)
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:iconxfotophreek:
xFotoPhreek Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
Congratulations! I have featured this picture in my journal! [link]
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you so much for the feature!! ^_^
i love your gallery! XD
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:iconxfotophreek:
xFotoPhreek Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
You're very welcome =]
And thank you!
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CutYouInStars Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
this is soo amazing:)
it reminds me of myself reding a book:)
just fascinating and totally catched =)

good work!=)
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you so much! ^_^
glad you like it :)
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Rameez-K Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
Awesome well made it looks like hes really surprised at what he sees which is always hard to pull off. I also think its very similar to a disney type of theme.

I'm glad you included glasses the reflection is perfect in this picture and overall this has been well made!

Awesome piece of work
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you so much! i love making these pictures ^_^
i made it for my friend. he was blown away. but this one was so succesful, that i painted it. the painted one is in my gallery somewhere too
im glad you appreciate the reflection^^
thanks again!!
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:iconzkylar:
zkylar Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
Simply amazing. I love the detail of the reflection in the glasses.
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you so much! ^_^
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:iconjade-rose-art:
jade-rose-art Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I love the glow! The lighting is wonderful. And I must say that the reflection is the glasses is great. :)
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you so much ^_^ it means a lot to me
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BmeTwitch Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
I love this picture, im a huge fan of fantasy and it just gives off that feeling. Definatly featured. :D
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you so much!! ^_^
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rubberduck354 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
wow! so cool! :)
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you!
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