Got some new shoes today. I put this in the category of a necessity as my old ones were falling apart and hurting my feet after a day of walking around. Payless Shoes had a buy one get a second pair half-off sale which seemed like a good deal. Now I should be set on shoes for quite some time. I got a year and a half out of this last pair. I guess I am a bit frugal.
For this shot I used a Canon 5DII with a 17-40 f/4L to get a super wide angle look. I had a Canon 580EXII with a shoot through white umbrella that was camera right as well as a Canon 430EXII with a Lumiquest Softbox III on the floor aiming at my shoe. I shot both at full power. To get this perspective I placed the camera on it’s back so the lens was facing toward the ceiling and simply stood over the camera and pretending like I was going to step on it.
In Photoshop I used Topaz Labs Remask2 filter to mask my image and then create a totally white background. Using the mask tool I traced around my image, then basically “cut” it out and placed it on a white background. The process is a little more refined but that is the gist of it. This was the end result.
Keep stomping on!