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The Wonders of Reading by JeanFan The Wonders of Reading by JeanFan
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The magic of books and imagination

Tutorials and Resources
- Light painting with portraiture: [link]
- Bounce lighting: [link]

Materials and Methods
Nikon D80 + 50mm F1.8 Nikkor + IR remote. SB-600 for bounce lighting. Manual Mode: 5 second shutter at F1.8. The blue light is NOT PHOTOSHOPPED. The model posed and the IR remote triggered the flash. Assistant Curry Chern then waved a small blue light finger light as the model held relatively still for 5 seconds. The path of the blue light was captured due to the long exposure (light painting). The model appears perfectly still in part due to the initial flash (slow sync flash).

See the tutorial linked above for more information.

Additional Comments
Imagine a world where knowledge was more valuable than money, where wisdom was praised over wealth, and where the papers that make up the pages of a book were more important than the paper that makes up cash...

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:iconfred27104:
fred27104 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
I think your beautiful face improve the awesomeness of the photo. Well done! :)
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:icondi-anne:
di-Anne Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great concept, awesome picture! :heart:
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:iconars-et-ingenium:
Ars-et-Ingenium Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
The pleasure of reading. Amazing, i love ur work. Congratulations!
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:icongary-odd-edmund:
Gary-ODD-Edmund Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hi I saw Your Pic and think it’s Beautiful!! Optimix Comics is having a Contest to find a Love Interest for Our Newest Character!! Check it out if you’d like to be the Next Lois Lane, Mary Jane, Catwoman or Wonder Woman!!
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GlenRoberson Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
The best part of this image isn't the book or the light.
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:iconjlmei:
jlmei Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how do u do that
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:iconskribble1992:
skribble1992 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Pretty cool. :)
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:icongothicangel93:
Gothicangel93 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh love reading and love this :D
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:iconfruitsofharvest:
FruitsOfHarvest Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Student General Artist
So lovely!
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:iconsweetsongbird:
sweetsongbird Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Student Writer
I love your features :)
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:iconakosilovin:
akosilovin Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
galing!
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:iconquiroz2:
quiroz2 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
Wow!
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:iconspenatsoppa:
spenatsoppa Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
Marry me?
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:iconinstigatee:
instigatee Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
creative work !
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:iconmister-23:
Mister-23 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012   Digital Artist
Daw, that's pretty.
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:iconroz--chan:
roz--chan Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very interesting + cool!
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:iconyamagata9982:
yamagata9982 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
"Imagine a world where knowledge was more valuable than money, where wisdom was praised over wealth, and where the papers that make up the pages of a book were more important than the paper that makes up cash..."

I loved the picture, even before I read the description, but I wished that knowledge would be treated differently and not briddled by money and the drive to make even more!
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:iconijohnpk:
iJohnPK Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
Wonderful Work!!
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:iconphilphilos:
philphilos Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very creative!
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:iconwillyampax:
willyamPax Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing work
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:iconnot0fthiswor1d:
Not0fthiswor1d Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! if only books could do what it is doing in the image
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:iconall-d-rilley:
All-D-Rilley Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
awesome art concept here , really nice art with the pic
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:iconbwtractors:
bwtractors Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The only thing I think this shot is missing is a sense of wind moving the model's hair back like its coming from the book itself. Otherwise great shot. I'm always a fan of the traditional photography showing up the photoshop folks. Probably took less time to shoot this picture than to take one of just the book and model and try and create the same effect in photoshop.

Keep up the good work
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:iconandrew-pain:
Andrew-Pain Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
Really awesome work,
thats exactly the way i feel about reading.

what book is?
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:iconphili-t:
Phili-T Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
You are easily one of favourite photographers!!! Go JF
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:iconkaiyagold:
KaiyaGold Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to write a story based off of the additional comment now. This is a really cool picture!
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:iconenteringmymind:
enteringmymind Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a wonderful piece, this would be cool if this really happened.:)
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:iconolanry:
olanry Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
what i'v been trying to tell every one for a while now
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:iconasylumimages:
asylumimages Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
If i read books, will I be able to do magic and make someone has angelic as her appear in my images? :)
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:iconkim-cientist:
Kim-Cientist Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This book is only detail. Impresses me is this asian goddess holding this book. Wow!
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:iconwidget101:
Widget101 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Student General Artist
that is SO TRUE XD

for me though, books are a bit more like a black hole- they suck you in and you can't/don't want to escape until the end of the book
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:icondoragon-and-tora:
Doragon-and-Tora Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
Why doesn't that ever happen to me? It would be freaking awesome! Love it. ^.^
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:iconbiscuitx:
Biscuitx Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it! This is exactly how I feel every time I read a good book C:
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MeadowsFiftyNine Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
veeeery nice!
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:iconebolabears:
EbolaBears Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
Books like that would probably cause seizures or cancer :bucktooth:

Nice work!:clap:
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:iconviscid2007:
viscid2007 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As a librarian, I officially support this photo. As a *Digital* Librarian, I think it's wicked awesome.
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:iconjeanfan:
JeanFan Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:highfive:
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:iconsnoogaloo:
snoogaloo Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
very cool!! :thumbsup:
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:iconjeanfan:
JeanFan Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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:iconsnoogaloo:
snoogaloo Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
aww :hug:
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:iconfurryknight:
FurryKnight Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
: D
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:iconjeanfan:
JeanFan Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug:
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:iconfurryknight:
FurryKnight Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
Awwww how you know I collect Hugs.. :hug: ;)
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:iconnordin92:
nordin92 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
book of magic....Wow..
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:iconjeanfan:
JeanFan Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:aww:
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:iconnordin92:
nordin92 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Keep smiling
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darkblood666 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
why is your work always so simple looking and awesome?! love it
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:iconjeanfan:
JeanFan Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
glad you like it :D
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:iconcarlosae:
CarlosAE Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it!!!!
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:iconjeanfan:
JeanFan Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:highfive:
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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D80
Shutter Speed
50/10 second
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F/1.8
Focal Length
50 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Apr 20, 2012, 10:11:05 PM
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Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows

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