Featured Photography – Khalid Batua

1. Tell us a bit about the image

So this is an image of my friend Anna dressed as Wonder Woman. She wore this last Halloween. We were all surprised how she looked exactly like Gal when she posted photos of her on her wechat app moments. The resemblance is uncanny!


2. What inspired you to take the shot?

I’m a Gal Gadot fan. That’s the main reason i felt i had to capture Anna dressed as Wonder Woman in my studio. I just wanted to share on FB and INSTAGRAM what my friends and I saw and wanted to see if people would react same way as we did… Like “Noooooo Freaaaking Waaay! Anna! You’re Wonder Woman!” 🙂

3. What gear did you use for the shot including lighting?

I shot this with a SONY A7RII + a Sony 24-70 G•Master. I used 3 lights. Main light is a GODOX EXPERT portable light with a Godox umbrella + diffuser and honeycomb and 2 Godox D300 lights with gels behind her. Backdrop is grey.


4. Tell us about the editing process?

Honestly, I did a quick (messy!) processing on Photoshop. I didnt really follow the work flow that I normally do with my other photos on this photo. Because I was super excited to post it i just threw in all these textures and layers. Just wanted the photo to look as close as the original Wonder Woman posters.. atleast same feeling. 🙂 Didn’t clean the skin much since it’s not a beauty shot. 🙂 Changed the color of the red n blue gel to have that cinematic feel to it. And then added grain in the end. It was a messy work flow actually, but i guess it worked! 🙂


5. How does this piece reflect you as an artist 

My major is fine arts. I guess this piece reflects my creative and fun ART side. I don’t normally do this style of photos because I’m a fashion and beauty photographer. And so creating pics like this is fun! 🙂 I enjoy it. Just being creative but keeping it simple. But then as an artist.. i like trying different styles. So we’ll see. Gotta keep shooting and creating and sharing. 🙂

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