I have often been asked if I teach any of the photographic skills and techniques I have developed and how much would the classes be? Well, what do you think – should I do it? I was thinking that I could offer a few hours of tuition based in my Banks’ Mill studio on the basics of photography and using digital cameras. I could include simple lighting set-ups and post-production work. Maybe I could get in a model and aim to produce a great print by the end of the session. The possibilities are endless. If I was to offer some tuition what would you like to do! Do leave a comment or get in touch to let me know what you think of this idea.
As a little taster here is a quick guide to making making a woman float – how I did that!
Step one: The basic raw image as imported to Lightroom. Oona sits on a stool in front of the plain paper backdrop.
Step two: Remove the stool in Photoshop using an image without Oona as the basis. Also tidy up skin and hair using Portrait Professional.
Step Three: Back to Photoshop to replace the plain background with a wallpaper. Selecting the plain background with the magic wand, a bit of feathering, a smart layer and some erasing and there you go! Thanks to Holly Booth for the technique!
Step Five: Finally back to Lightroom for a bit of a tune up and here is the final image.