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Fifa Blasters – Photoshop time-lapse edit

I’ve got a cheeky week off work this week so have some spare time for personal projects, gave myself carpet burn diving around on the floor for this photo, suffering for my work like a true artist 😉 Below is the lighting diagram and the final result. Music kindly supplied by Barricades Rise.

fifa blasters small

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The Ventriloquist – Photo composite editing time-lapse

It’s been a while since I’ve posted mainly due to the fact the projects I have been working on have a set release date i.e single releases etc. This was a personal project I produced at the weekend.

Here is the final image

The Ventriloquist

Only Shadows – Band Promo Composite Time-Lapse

Local band Only Shadows approached me to produce some new promotional material to coincide with their new single release. This is the second image from the project (the first can be seen here) the editing of this probably came in around 8 hours but you can see it here in 4 odd minutes. For the first time ever I used Gradient Mapping to add artificial light to the image which is a technique I will definitely be exploring more. If you enjoy the music please check out the band via any of the below:
Sound Cloud

Here is the final photo:
only shadows androo stain

‘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

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…

In My Bag

I love the ‘What’s In My Bag’ posts I see regularly on the Photo Brigade blog, I find it very interesting to the various kit different styles photographers use. My kit is now pretty much complete, I do have my eye on a couple of extra additions but with a wedding on the horizon I imagine my current gear will stay as it is for quite some time.


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