View Photo Series for Cohesion & Advanced Compositing
We are going to edit the images from the series that we photographed. And I'm very excited about this. I intentionally did not go through and really select images too much, or you know, put anything together because I wanted to do this with everyone, and make sure that we were looking at it fresh for the first time. And really just saying, okay, I haven't practiced, I don't know how this is gonna go for all of them. Let's see how it goes. So we photographed a ton of different setups. And it would be great if every single one of those images was perfect, but I highly doubt that that will happen. So, I wanna go through first, and just take a quick look at what we have photographed here, and what we can do right now to try to put some of them together. I think that working within a series is a very interesting thing to do for an artist because it forces you to take images that hopefully conceptually go together and maybe have some visual links, and really edit for cohesion, to make sure t...
hat these images look like they are meant to go one after the other, after the other. And in the end, that's going to really help with art buying and things of that nature because if your images looked like each other then they're more likely to sell together. And that's good. So, I've got these images here, and you can just see now, the slight changes that we made during this particular photo shoot. And I won't go through every single one, but this was the big change, right? Like, the feet, and making sure that she looked a little bit more comfortable there even though she was on the tiniest little bar stool I've ever seen. And then we finally made this one last change just to soften the hands. And that was all that had the change here. It was a very simple photo shoot. And what you'll see now is that suddenly the stool goes away. And this is one of the images that we could focus on here. And I'm going to use you guys as my focus group, and see which ones we're going to open up. So let me just zoom through all of the images so that we can just take a really fresh look at what we have here. We moved on to the sand room. And the sand room was really interesting for me because it looked really beautiful as it was. And it's really hard for me to edit photos that look beautiful, because I don't know what to do, and I get really overwhelmed because I'm not sure what needs to change if it already looks good. So I tend to actually work better when the image is really ugly to start, because then I know what needs to be fixed. In this case, it's harder to say. But I believe that we're going to edit some clouds outside the window; or just a little something to add more atmosphere instead of just a big, white box in the frame, which is probably not very good for putting the attention on our subject. Another thing that we can do is actually just cover up this window completely, and make it look like there's a wall there. And the lighting wouldn't necessarily be motivated then, but it could be believable that it's coming from just outside the frame, just at the top. So that's another option that we might take with these images. And we have a few different poses that I was inspired to photograph while I was shooting. And as far as these go, I think this one was my favorite, just with the way that the light was hitting, and her pose, and the way that she was integrated into the scene. So then we have the end table, and we have our subject looking really delicate here. And this is probably not one that I'm going to edit today, because this one is quite straightforward, and much more cosmetic. But it's good to just take a look at the different poses. I had her, sort of more balled up like this, but I really liked her position before. She looked a lot more delicate in one of these images, versus at the end there. So then we have the bedroom. And it's really fun to see how this one evolved because, (laughs) it's funny I said bedroom, I realize this is not a bedroom, but, we have the bedroom set. And this was my initial thought, was that we were actually gonna shoot from straight on, looking down at the bed, but I liked seeing the field in the background so I put her in the same position as I would have had her if we were looking straight on. But it didn't quite look right because her legs were the biggest thing in the frame, compared to her head. So, I flipped her around and she was still a little bit static there; and that was when she did this on her own. And I like to be open to that kind of inspiration. And that's definitely the image that I would use in this final edit. I had photographed a few extra pieces; vines and chains, and things like that; extra vines. And then we moved into the wallpaper room, which was by far the most complicated space for me because it didn't really look like wallpaper. And it's going to take a lot of trial and error, so we probably won't edit this one right away either. But the issue comes from there being no actual paper in this room. If there were real wallpaper it would have been much easier to work with, but the bed sheet is going to require some finessing. So, we're going to see about that. And then we had the chair room, where we had this door that was sort of, propped up in place, if you remember. We had Tory in the back just holding it up, hoping that it didn't fall down. Because it matched the ceiling, and I knew that I was going to get the ceiling in this shot. So, I photographed this space, and then we have our subject, who I really liked when she got into that pose with her head down slightly. And then I photographed her hair as well to add on later. That will definitely be a fun image to check out. And then we have our mirror shot, which we're going to skip right past because we're not going to be doing that one today. And then we have the moss. And everyone here is very excited about the moss, because this was a true team effort, and we were just so excited to see this come to life. So we might go ahead and take a little peek at the moss today, and see what we can do for that image. Super creepy, this one was. Oh! Love creep. Okay. And then we finally, we had the tree room, which is where there's going to be a tree busting through this room, with somebody underneath the floor boards. There she is. And we're not gonna look at that one either because this one is going to probably take me, I would say, four to five hours at least, to edit. And we don't have four to five hours, and if we did, you wouldn't wanna watch me do it. So we'll probably leave that one. But then we have this fish tank, and that light was so beautiful. And we have a number of images to choose from here. And this will be good to look at, perhaps with the sand image as well. Just to edit it for cohesion, since it has very similar lighting. So we have this image with her facing forward, and we've been having a debate here about which one is better. So we've got facing forward, versus facing away. And I know that facing forward is winning, so we're just going to have to choose which one will end up being the one that we go with.