Hope all is well with you.
Today I thought I’d go back to my Assassin picture that I posted a short while ago and give you a bit more of a look behind the scenes (B.T.S.) so you can see how the image was photographed and edited.
Ok so here’s the finished picture which I think took around 2 hours to retouch. The final edit was made up of 7 pictures that included:
- Original Studio Shot of Mehmet
- 2 photographs of London to make up the cityscape
- The Sky / Smoke
Here you can see the retouching steps in Photoshop from the ‘out of camera‘ image to the final picture (click to enalrge)
Here’s a close up showing the reflection that was added into Mehmet’s glasses…
This was done in such a way using the luminosity of the actual reflection so as Mehmet’s face and eyes would still partially visible as they weren’t ‘mirror glasses’ … you know, like The Fonz used to wear or am I showing my age?
Studio Set Up
Mehmet was photographed on a grey seamless background with a 3 light set up; 2 rim lights and one medium softbox as the front/key light.
The reason for the rim lights was that in the final picture I knew I’d be adding in a brighter light coming from behind Mehmet so these lights would represent that.
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And again here’s the Before and After images…
As always if you have any questions / comments then please feel free to make use of the comments section below and I’ll get back to you. Oh and if you’re coming along to the Photography & Photoshop Workshop on Saturday 21st July [Link] you’ll get to shoot Mehmet as he’ll be one of the models for the day…can’t wait for folks to see the theme we have planned.
Right that’s all from me so whatever you’re up to today have a good one and I’ll catch you tomorrow,