"I normally don’t shoot abstract at all till I saw the portfolio of the 14 year old which inspired me. I decided to take a shot at this and came out with pretty good results considering this was a first.
How I did it: I used a tripod, my friend blew the candle to create shadow on only one side while I took the shot. For the portrait we used the modeling lamp from an alien B800. I was holding 2x4 piece of lumber and made tons of crazy faces till we got the right one. In post I matched the exposures and WB. Swap the 2x4 I was holding for the match, create a shadow behind and dodge + burn till the light fell on me perfectly."- Dani Diamond
Candle photo – D800 + 100mm Macro, 1/10 f7.1 ISO2000
Portrait – D800 + 85mm 1.4g @f1.8, 1/100 ISO1000