I'm in the midst of a major shift of images from one computer hard drive... to a network drive... so they can be accessed by other computers on our network. It's a process that I've been dreading. I have made more work for myself by not being as diligent as I could have about consistancy of work flow... and duplication of efforts. Well, water under that bridge... time to get it all together. Distraction is a major problem when I am reviewing files from past shoots and stop to focus on the images that I've overlooked... or put aside to work on as time allowed... and never did. Case in point... Ms. Rebecca Lawrence... I hope we will be seeing you here in the studio in the near future. Looking over these images from a very quick shoot earlier in the year makes us long to work with you again.
Ahhhh... this project is going to take forever!!
I posted this photo of Vik Tory on the Feature page of the site this afternoon... and on our Facebook page. I hope you'll visit both to see all we've been up to lately! This image has collected a number of questions about the process including whether or not I added the "mask" to the image after the shoot. The answer is yes, I did add the mask... and the ribbons... the stick the mask is on, the background textures and other details. I consider this a photo-montage... a collage of images that become a 'fantasy' image... like the ones that we feature at the top of the Facebook page with the moon and birds, etc.
Here are the images that are combined to make the 'Hidden' image:
These elements are put together... one on top of another in Adobe Photoshop and then processed with the PS tools to change how they relate to one another... to create the image that is in my imagination.
That's it in a very small nutshell... lol!! Of course the message is... you must not believe everything you see! :)
Thanks for asking about what and how... now... back to work!
David and Susana... we'll both be blogging here and will identify who says what. Please feel free to comment or ask questions. We love to hear from you!