Helping hands in the studio

The Background:

While changing the core on my background paper in my studio, I started to wish I had more help.  So I decided to imagine what that would look like.

The Concept:

I had done this sort of photo years before and wanted to do it again.  I’ve always wanted to hand something to myself too to help sell the illusion.  I had seen a behind the scenes instructions on how to hand yourself something on video so I decided to give it a shot.

The Execution:

I used two light stands to hold the cardboard core.  Then I stood in both places.  Then I shot background plates and photoshopped it all together.

The Final Image: