Composite Image

March 05, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

After watching Joel Grimes workshop on Creative Live, I decided to put in to practice the few things that I learned that day. I recruited my son for the shoot. My living room was transformed into a studio by setting up a white backdrop and two strobe lights. The main light was positioned camera right and above the model (Image 1). A strip soft box was placed camera left and behind the subject to separate the subject from the background. A sheet of white foam core was used to fill in the shadows on the subject's face. The concept for the shoot was a sporty look. The sweat effect on the model's face was created by using water from a spray bottle. Initially, the water wasn't holding up good enough so I applied skin lotion and then sprayed the water. That did the trick. After the studio work we drove to the local middle school and I took few shots of the football/soccer field to be used as a background (Image 2). During editing I removed the model from the white background and saved the file as a smart object. Once the background was selected I placed the model's images on top and adjusted it for size and light direction. The rest was photoshop to get the final image (Image 3)

  Studio Shot (Image 1)

  Background Shot (Image 2)

   Final Image (Image 3)

 

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