Compositing Photography Tip PLUS Photo Professional Magazine Article

Written by: Glyn Dewis

Published: May 31, 2013

Category: Videos

Hi Folks,

Thanks for dropping in.

Today I’ve a couple of things to share with you:

A Compositing Photography Tip ~ Background or Model First?

Photo Professional Magazine Article ~ ‘Retouching: How much is too much?’

Photography Tips & Tricks
When it comes to compositing, one question I get asked a lot is “What do you shoot first…the background or the model?

Well, in the latest episode of Photography Tips and Tricks hosted by RC Concepcion of Kelby Training and the N.A.P.P. (National Association of Photoshop Professionals) I give you an idea abut how I think about it. The main thing we need to concern ourselves with is matching the light in the environment and the light on our model (usually photographed in the studio) so here I explain why most of the time I’ll photograph the background first and then the model:

Of course like I mentioned in the video, if we can photograph our backgrounds on a day or at a time when the lighting is quite flat then that’s going to be the best for us because then we’re not being dictated to and we can then add in shadows later.

Photo Professional Magazine
The latest issue of Photo Professional Magazine has just hit the shelves and in it there’s an article entitled “Retouching: How much is too much?”

For this article written by Photographer Tigz Rice I was asked a whole host of questions relating to retouching with regards to the use of Photoshop, managing client expectations, the importance of style, favourite retouching techniques and more PLUS some great insight from friends Richard Curtis (Adobe) and Ian Sayers (Wacom Evangelist).

Congratulations to Tigz Rice for putting together a great article that looks at Photoshop from a user and client perspective.

Right that’s all from me so have a fantastic weekend and I’ll catch you back here in a few days.

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