Compositing, easy as one, two, three ...

August 03, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

I had the weekend without anyone around, so I decided to try my hand a bit of compositing with Photoshop. I took two photographs: one of the street and one of myself, and then combined them in Photoshop CC into what you see at the bottom. 

The above shot was taking in a neighborhood nearby. 

The shot below was taken with two a white backdrop, along with three studio flashes. One was positioned directly over the camera, straight on, using an umbrella for diffusion.  The other two flashes were contained in soft boxes, and placed on either side of me. 

After a bit of Photoshop magic, the result is below...

 


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Photography, Lessons Learned, and Cycling.

 

 

I have been taking pictures since I was about 6 years old.  I started with a Kodak Instamatic.  Just holding that Kodak was fun back then. Today, the camera badge may say "Nikon", but the fun of taking someone's photograph is still there. 

 

Times have changed regarding photography over the past 20 years.  My first business was in in Corpus Chirsti, Texas back in 1992.  I went under the same name, my name, David Whitney French Photography.  One of my favorite photo gigs was doing weddings.  Why?  Well, besides being a challenge at times, with the stress of getting the right shot in the age of film, everyone was happy!  It was a happy time for the groom, bride, attendants, everyone.  What more could I ask for?  Hanging out, with a camera for a few hours or more with a bunch of happy people.

 

Oh, and I like riding my bike!

 

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