Thursday, September 23, 2010

Composite Images

Last week a friend and fellow photographer Whitney Rearick posted a sweet web link to my FB Wall... It was called 30 Impossible Scene's That Actually Happened. I was stoked to see how many people participated in this challenge and all challenges Gizmodo posts weekly. I decided to take a crack at it even though the due date on the challenge has already passed.

This particular challenge, 'Single Space Composites,' was influenced by the most amazing artist/photographer Peter Funch. Please take some time to look at his work... He's one of my new favorite influences!

So here is my submission. I'm using the same guidelines that Gizmodo gave their peeps...

To you, my viewers:
This photograph was made with 7 different photographs. I set my camera on my tripod, connected my cable remote and set it to take a photograph every 10 seconds. Then I hooked up my most amazing modeling skills! When it was time to process my photo's I took them into Lightroom where I made my editing adjustments. Next I opened all 7 images in Photoshop, made a new layer and used the clone tool to create this one image. This image turned out to be quick and easy... Too easy! So of course I had to take it to the next level as you will see in the second photograph I'm posting.

Camera settings - Canon 40D, f14 @ 1/60, ISO 100, 24mm lens (w/ 1.6 crop factor)

It was my lucky day. My sister-in-law-ish, Amy Hale, aka Betty Rocker was on call at work so she took some time with me to play around at the park. And I mean PLAY!!! We are both the youngest siblings in our families and have a lot in common. As you can see in the photo our inner child selves came out and it was much needed for both of us!

This photograph was made with roughly 65 different images. I used nearly the same techniques as above but set my remote to shoot every 3 seconds and used many more layers in Photoshop. This photograph was more challenging but so much fun. It took me 7 hours to complete the editing process... I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Camera settings - Canon 40D, f14 @ 1/60, ISO 160, 24mm lens.....