Creating the Photograph: Claude Sadik’s, “Wondering Girl”

Wondering girl - after - Claude Lee Sadik

Editor’s Note: Creating the Photograph is a new series that we’re starting where we interview photographers all about the photo that they shot and talk to them about how it was achieved. The results are some knowledge passed onto you. Want to be featured? Email chrisgampat[at]thephoblographer[dot]com

We met Claude Sadik at our reader’s meetup not long ago, and were blown away at the quality of his work. Claude is one of those photographers that I personally believe is a hidden gem. His fantasy concepts and his overall vision is positively stunning. Upon seeing our first iteration of Creating the Photograph, we asked him to volunteer to teach you all a little bit about a photo that he shot. Now despite the fact that the image above may look very simple, it’s actually quite complex–and mixed lighting is only the tip of the iceberg.

And that’s part of Claude’s arsenal–creating simplistic looking work that’s actually quite clever and complex. Here’s how he did it all in how own words.

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Creating The Photograph: Chris Gampat’s, “The Darkest Ballerina”

Final Umbrella Image of Grace by Chris Gampat (1 of 1)ISO 2001-30 sec at f - 5.6

Editor’s Note: Creating the Photograph is a new series that we’re starting where we interview photographers all about the photo that they shot and talk to them about how it was achieved. The results are some knowledge passed onto you. Want to be featured? Email editors[at]thephoblographer[dot]com

Much of the work that I feature on this site is my mediocre stuff simply because of the fact that I understand that not everyone wants to aspire to be a professional photographer or has ever been one. To that end, much of the images I shoot also have very little photoshopping or editing done to them. But at other times, I just want to create something. And I spent months developing the idea for the image you see above in my head.

This is the story of how I created that photo.

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