about this image
This is the earliest composite in my entire portfolio, created in 2009 for a Christian guitarist. I hadn't ever tried anything of this nature before, so it definitely pushed my creative boundaries and helped me gain an appreciation for the amazing power of Photoshop. Little did I knew it at the time, but compositing would eventually become a passion of mine, and really help me make blaze a new trail in the world of music photography.
tools & gear used
I used a channel mask on a simple Levels adjustment layer in Photoshop to clean up the background, and extracted the guitar with the Pen tool. Subtle shadows under the subject and guitar were added for realism.
- Canon 5D Mark III
- Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM Lens
- Elinchrom Ranger Quadra Studio Strobes
- Profoto 5' Octabank Softbox
- Avenger Light Stands
- Avenger Boom Arm with Counterweight