For an editorial-Style headshot, we decided we wanted lighting inspired by the likes of editorial photographers such as Martin Schoeller. We had to go through about five different lighting setups before we finally found one we really liked!
A big part of being a professional photographer is making sure your Workflow is as efficient as possible. Even if you’re not a professional, using Keyboard Shortcuts in Photoshop will drastically shorten the amount of time it takes to Edit Photos.
When shooting a Composite, it’s always important to start out with your Background. This gives you the framework of what your image will look like and how your subject will interact with their surroundings.
We get a lot of people asking us what the difference is between the Healing Brush Tool and the Clone Stamp. While they both have similar uses, there is a Difference in how these Tools get the job done.
It can be hard to pump up the Colors in a photograph without making it look unnatural. In RGB mode, changing your Colors in Curves will also produce changes in Brightness and Exposure. To fix this, we can easily switch to LAB Mode.
This shoot was inspired by Rankin’s amazing series of lips holding things like flowers. I have always thought scarab beetles were beautiful and this was the perfect opportunity to feature them in a photo.
When you increase your ISO on a digital camera, your processor amplifies the signal it receives from the sensor to make it stronger, much like an amplifier on a stereo, it makes a quiet signal much louder.
One of the largest challenges we had to overcome to bring this concept to life was to design and build the main character. Being a photographer, this did not come entirely naturally to me, so I had to pay extra attention to my goals as a creator.
To create this fashion portrait we used a 3 Light setup and shot behind a pane of glass. To add a bit of Texture and interest to the glass we added baby oil (thicker than water) and lit it from behind.
Dan Winters is a great photographer who produces gripping work. He has a way of pulling emotion out of his subjects that will leave you breathless. Today we look at one of his famous portraits of Tom Hanks, and try to reproduce it.
Today we have an awesome BTS video for our upcoming PRO Tutorial. For the first time ever we will be including a full length video in the Phlearn PRO, explaining our lighting setup, working with the model, shooting on a green Screen, and more.
Today we are completing this beer image in Photoshop. We cover the Lighting Effects as well as adding the splashes around the beer. The trick when doing this sort of Composite is to know how much masking needs to be done.