For some shots adding beams of light can really create bring impact into your images. The two images that you see here are examples where I felt that emphasising the light beams in Photoshop would be beneficial to the image.
In both images, when I was in the studio taking the shots, my eye could see the light beams better than the camera recorded them, so I felt it wasn’t really “cheating” to bring back what I experienced in the studio.
This tutorial utilises another of Calvin Hollywood’s techniques for “ray of light”. I highly recommend his DVD tutorial called “Calvinize”.
The following tutorial shows how I post process this image of Daniel. The emphasis is on how I process the background light with rays of light technique from Calvin.
This is a pretty advanced technique. I hope you enjoy it.