A few months back I found myself at the Tower of London photographing Yeoman Warder, Scott Kelly.
I’d been invited along as Scott was going to be presenting World War 2 Veteran Jim Hooper (Glider Pilot Regiment) with a cheque on behalf of the Blind Veterans UK Charity; money he’d raised to help with the incredible work that they do.
Earlier in the year I’d photographed Jim for my 39-45 Portraits Project and he’s since become a friend so any chance to meet up with him I’m there, but to also meet up with Scott and great friend Jane Barkway-Harney was an added bonus.
Getting privileged access to the Tower of London was quite something; driving my car into the grounds under the portcullis with Scott escorting me in did feel very special indeed.
Once all the public began to leave we ventured out onto a lawned area to take some pictures of Jim and Scott during the presentation of the cheque BUT before that I took some portraits inside and with that came a potential issue. Now, I say potential issue because this was one of those occasions when Photoshop was most definitely needed and made the impossible, possible and the reason I say this is because the background I was using measures 7′ x 5′ however Scott also had with him the Partizan which is way taller than the backgrounds.
Check out the video below from 17:28 and you’ll see how this ‘problem’ was resolved using Photoshop: