Monday, February 14, 2011

Shawn Miller - Comedian

Fellow Strobist apprentices, Dave Kile and Erik Couse, joined me in shooting friend and comedian Shawn Miller.  Shawn needed some professional promotional material for his upcoming website and gigs in the District, so I was really excited to take an afternoon shooting a friend...with friends!  Here are couple and don't forget to follow Shawn on Twitter (@shawncomedy) for some comic relief throughout the day:

Monday, February 7, 2011

Hustlin Composites

A deliverable for one of my photoshop classes, was creating a composite.  This consisted of taking a photograph of an "environment", shooting something in the studio using the same lighting as the environment, and then putting them together so you have minimal post-production work to do.

"Environment" shot - one night, I decided to walk down Baltimore Street where the strip clubs are

Studio shot - attempting to replicate the light from the environment shot

Final Composite - the hardest part was the mask, but after that just threw on a curves layer and made a soft shadow