Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Shooting For Post
How to be an efficient photographer by shooting with the Photoshop work in mind
|This Article Features Photo Zoom|
The second stage is putting together the final image through selections, layering and global changes in Photoshop. Because we're using selections in the production of the image, we don't need to hide all the lighting components. Therefore, lighting controls like reflectors and flags can be used close to the subject. Lighting tools that appear in the frames will be removed as the final image is constructed. This is critical to your thinking. You're not fixing the image in Photoshop; you're planning where you'll be selecting part of an image—essentially, you're planning a crop—and with that plan, you're placing the lights and modifiers accordingly.
|4 In the second image, the reflections on the top surfaces were uncontrolled. A third image was made, with a white reflector directly behind the calendar. This was lit to create the desired reflection on the top surfaces.|
Putting The Pieces Together…
Because we created the images from a single point without change in focus or magnification, and for specific purposes in the compositing of the final, the images go together quite easily. Here, we use the layering ability in Photoshop to allow the buildup of the lighting effects.
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