Photoshop Tutorial – Post Processing Jackel

14 11 2010

The image above shows you the before (bottom) and after (top) of my shot with Jackel.  I thought I would go ahead and publish a tutorial showing you the various steps that I went through to transform the image.  I make this point in the video, but it’s worth emphasising.  I’m finding that my Photoshop techniques are changing.  I’m adding more layers, but being more subtle about the effect of each layer…. so I’m making more smaller steps rather than fewer big adjustments.  I think it definitely pays dividends in terms of the subtelty of the finished image.  I hope you find this tutorial useful.

Brent

 





Having Fun With Smoke

12 09 2010

Yesterday a few of us went out to the Old Dunlop Factory and made these images with model Zoe Rayne.

We used pretty simple lighting gear (3 speedlights for the first shot) and a single speedlight for the last shot.   We gelled the key light with a full cut of CT O and set our cameras on Tungsten White Balance which through the background into a nice eirie blue.  I borrowed a smoke machine and rented a small generator and we had a lot of fun playing around.  For those of you that like the “behind-the-scenes” videos, I hope you enjoy this one.

Music is by Arcade Fire and the track is called “We Used to Wait”

Enjoy

Brent