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12 BOOK COVER INSPIRED

Creating this picture was very much one of those spur of the moment ideas that came to me on a day when I (unusually) had some down time. My wife had given me a copy of American Sniper (Figure 12.1), the autobiography of Chris Kyle. The book had since been made into a movie and I just happened to look at the cover image and thought it would be kind of cool to create my own version, just as a one off. I wanted give myself a challenge to see how I would shoot the photograph and then retouch it.

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FIGURE 12.1

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