Kelsey’s Summer Photo Project, Pt. 4
Kelsey O’Brien is a junior photography major and advertising minor at West Virginia University, and over the summer we’ve had the pleasure of having her here at Phlearn! If you’ve been following us over the summer, you know that Kelsey has been busy planning her own conceptual shoot. We’ve gone through the conceptualization and pre-production stages, and last week Kelsey actually shot the images needed for the concept. Join us as we take you along on her journey.
We are so proud of everything Kelsey has done with her time here at Phlearn. For someone who is relatively new to compositing images together she did an amazing job with this image. She never backed down from her concept, even when it seemed like it was getting too hard. If you have that attitude towards a problem you are bound to solve it.
To create this image Kelsey had to cut out over 20 trees individually from their backgrounds and composite them together into the final image. This is not an easy thing to do and she killed it. She also had to cut out the dancer and align her perfectly with the strings hanging from the hand of the sleeping subject. To make everything come together in a realistic way she even added the shadows of the trees as they fall on the scene.
Kelsey spent many hours bringing this image together from concept to completion and the final image is stunning. We couldn’t be more proud of you Kelsey!