Specialist Techniques and Process 3 – Photoshop Collage


Working with a Phase One camera we worked within a group to set up a studio set with back lighting, front lighting and reflectors in order to photograph everyone individually in order to put us all together in Photoshop – inspired by Calvin Klein.

We started by metering the front light upon where the subject would be stood, we then metered the back lights to match this so that the background was an equal shade across the image – Metered at F16. From that we positioned the camera in order to frame the tallest and shortest person appropriately and marked the floor so that everyone was stood in the same place. We added black reflectors to add shadows to each subject. Once this was ready to go we formed a sequence and began capturing each other in different poses.

The aim of this task was to create a Photoshop collage of  all the portraits together. There are many ways to put stuff together within Photoshop, for my first attempt i am happy with what I achieved, the way the subjects are positioned next to each other looks realistic and links together well, however you can see the cut out outline around the subjects therefore i need to be more precise with my editing skills.

I am going to attempt putting the collage together again and experiment with the collage itself.


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Olivia Bates

My aim is to delve in to the alliance between fashion and people so I can explore the link between the subjects in order to communicate my image I have the ability to approach any difficult situation and solve any problems to find resolutions in order to work efficiently. I can manage situations, communicate honestly and have a trustworthy manner as I am expressive and take no nonsense which allows me to get the job done. Please contact me at; livbates93@gmail.com and visit my website; www.oliviabatesphotography.foliohd.com

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