“I am Dracula” with Jesse Feyereisen

Photos and Words by Jesse Feyereisen, A Platypod Pro
Edited by Eryka Bagwell

"So it turns out that May 26th was World Dracula Day! Commemorating the publication date of Bram Stoker’s 'Dracula' which was released in 1897. Seems like a great reason to do a horror themed shoot in the spring if you ask me!"

"This is actually a promo shot I got to do for work featuring the 7” NECA version of Bela Lugosi as Count Dracula from the 1931 Universal movie. I set up the figure on the tabletop with a medieval stone wall diorama set behind him. I then surrounded him with a few Good AD200 strobes for key, fill, and kicker lights. Next I grabbed my camera with a 100mm macro lens mounted on my tripod and trusty Platyball Elite Ballhead, and took some photos."

"In post, all I really had to do was remove some dust and paint blotches in Photoshop, then finished up in Lightroom with a few more edits including a unique highlight of the eyes that I saw in a promotional photo that I wanted to pay homage to, and converted a version to black and white for that vintage look. Had a lot of fun with this one!"

See this shot and more: https://www.jessefphotography.com/

Canon EOS-R + RF 100mm
1/200 sec, f/10, ISO 100



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