Photo Spotlight Day 23/365 bts Behind The Scenes
January 25, 2011 Portfolio
Someone asked to see the RAW photo of this shot... here it is. 4 images merged into one. You can see a block sitting in front of the danboard on the left. I actually had to merge one more photo from before the block landed in front of him. It only took 2 seconds to mask it out since the danboard didnt move at all and all my lights are consistent. Since it was against a blue background, it was easy to do blue screen removal to get the blocks on a transparent layer (not that cutting them out with the lasso would of been very hard since they are just blocks, but removing the blue using my After Effects method takes seconds). In the first pic on the left, you can see my hair in the upper left corner cause I was blowing the blocks over. I had to rebuild the Jenga set about 5 times before I finally got the pic I wanted. My after effects green screen removal technique can be seen in detail here: www.louish.com/2010/09/Easy_and_Perfect_Green_Screen_remo...
I also edited the mouth of the danboard on the left, I cloned his eye, and then enlarged the clone.
The Danbo text was created in Corel Draw X5, Text Written then I used the extrude tool to make it 3 dimentional.
The lighting for this photo was done with the following:
1/160 sec at f/11, 100mm 2.8L IS USM Macro Lens, ISO 400, 5D Mark II
AlienBee B800 in back at lowest power using my new UBR Background Reflector (white shovel reflector) to get a gradient in the blue background triggered optically. Background is about 5 feet away from subject.
Canon Speedlite 580ex II with shoot through white umbrella on left at 1/2 power triggered with RadioPopper JrX about 3 feet away.
Canon Speedlite 430ex II with shoot through white umbrella on right at 1/2 power triggered with RadioPopper JrX about 3 feet away.
Other Behind The Scenes Photos
Other Danboard Photos
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