Learn how to source, put together and polish backgrounds for your images by utilizing everyday objects, set design, and compositing. Award-winning and fine art photographer Brooke Shaden, shares her secrets to creating the magic behind her subjects. Not having a big budget or a great location should never stop someone from creating images that look expensive and refined.
How to create and use bedsheets as backdrops so that your images have a painterly background.
How to effectively and inexpensively use color theory and prop placement to create a set in your own home.
How to shoot backgrounds for subjects you will composite in later, and top tricks for being able to create smooth composites.
This class has been edited in partnership with Adobe
Brooke explores the darkness and light in people, and her work looks at that juxtaposition. As a self-portrait artist, she photographs herself and becomes the characters of dreams inspired by a childhood of intense imagination and fear.
I started to use Photoshop just for two months now, and I just came to this fruitful tutorial from the Adobe Photoshop official page for beginner tutorials. And I can say that it was amazing. For me that had already learned the basics of software, her amazing lessons were a chance to dig even way deeper into the color theory and light/shadow/color aspects of photo editing/compositing.
Besides from that, it was a real inspiration on how we can use our simplest tools and options we have even at "home" to just start building our little home-studio and start photo shooting, compositing and eventually CREATING inspiring, mesmerizing artworks.
HAVE FUN CREATIVES! =)
Great, great to watch, great to listen and great to learn from, loved the instructor.
Fantastic, super helpful. I love her creativity and imagination. Her technical explanation is spot on. Thank you Brooke.