This is great fun to do and happily pretty simple to shoot.
We’ll start off showing you how you set up a shot like this – using Manual exposure, focus and a tripod – then do some test shots.
The real art in this is imagining a scene where the same person appears in the photo many times – how would they interact? Maybe have 2 people in the shot doing different things?
The processing side of this is reasonably straight forward once we’ve covered off Masks and Layers – we can stack up all the individual shots in Photoshop and then reveal people in each layer, taking care to choose the best ones from each position.
What is the series…
Join us this summer for a short series of creative workshops where are we play with reality to create impossible images. These workshops will teach both practical photography and the processing skills of image creation.
What skills do we learn
We’ll dedicate an evening to the following:-
- create images with the same model in many places,
- show you how to to use Lightroom and Photoshop to create HDR and panoramic images successfully
- have people flying through your photographs using cool levitation techniques.
Where will it be?
The photography will the around the Leeds postcode area
The processing will be in the comfort of your own home, using an online screen sharing tool called zoom – which we used on the portrait series in 2019. This can be used on any computer, tablet, or even your phone.
What kit do I need
We will be using as a minimum:-
- a camera that can shoot in manual mode,
- a tripod,
- a computer with an internet connection and
- software which can handle layers – ideally this will be Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom.
Other useful things could be Flash kit, if you’d like to light people (optional), a step ladder if you can fit it in your boot and a plank!
Who is it for?
This is open for everyone and does require basic photography skills, you’ll be expected to understand:-
- how to use your camera and tripod
- how to change ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed – we will be using MANUAL exposure
- changing other settings – white balance/focus points etc.
- switching between manual and autofocus
For the software side you need to understand:-
- the basics of Lightroom (or similar) to edit the RAW files and create JPG or TIF files ready for Photoshop
- how to open PHOTOSHOP
We will be learning how to export several photos at once from LIGHTROOM into a photoshop “stack” – then using “masking” to hide and reveal different parts of each layer.
This is fairly advanced stuff, but we’ll be showing all the steps each session.