Archive | February 2013

‘Free Range Jades’ Editing Time-Lapse

I’ve finally managed to create a time-lapse of one of my photo composites. I created it using InstantShot to take a screen shot every 5 seconds then compiled it all in Adobe Premier, the final section of the video showing all the layers of the composite was created using Adobe After Effects. See if you can spot the two crashes, and the 1001 times I decided ‘meh….. that’ll do’. Music courtesy of Only Shadows, Cheers lads!

Below is the final Photo:

Free Range Jades

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Multi-Planing in After Effects

I’ve recently started following the awesome Adrian Sommeling on Facebook, his composites are amazing and best of all he doesn’t mind sharing his technique. What has interested me the most is the style in which he presents his BTS videos, he turns his photos into 3d images showing all of the separate layers (see here). I had seen this done before by Dave Hill but this time I thought “I have got to that a go” so found a couple of tutorials on the web such as this and dived into after effects. Read More…

‘Jedi in Training’ composite behind the scenes

ImageA good friend of mine Jonathan Coates (Tank) offered to help me out with my weekly photo project by modelling with his awesome son Alex. Tank is an extremely talented singer songwriter and one half of the band Barricades Rise. He is also a keen photographer and is dedicating a lot of time this year developing his skills. You can follow his progress on his blog here.

Tank came up with the concept of a Jedi themed photo shoot, thanks in part to him owning a sweet homemade Jedi outfit and toy lightsaber (his, not Alex’s!). We set up my grey seamless backdrop in my living room and had a 430ex and 430exII 45 degrees, camera left and right firing through 42″ shoot through umbrellas. Read More…