What if you could offer your clients the chance to pose in front of the Eiffel Tower, run with the bulls of Pamplona, or trek through the Amazon rainforest? With green screen photography, you can. In this course, Ben Shirk will teach you how to use this magical process of adding in various backgrounds to your images, giving you the power to provide eye-popping photography services to your clientele.
In this class, you’ll learn how to:
Utilize different models of green screens.
Light your shoot so you can easily extract your images and create a composite.
Add the background elements and create a seamless final product.
By incorporating this unique service into your business model, you’ll be able to win new clients and keep your old clients coming back for more.
Ben Shirk is an internationally award-winning professional photographer.  Growing up in a log cabin near a small farming community of Wilton Iowa, he spent his days exploring the woods, swimming in rivers and developing his imagination.
In this class I teach the first and most important thing when it comes to making good composites - lighting (both subject and green screen). This is not a photoshop class although I do give a quick demo at the end to illustrate my purpose of using green screen and the ease of adding a subject to a scene if they are lit correctly. The main purpose of using a green screen is because there are actions and plug-ins that make extracting super fast and easy. If you enjoy spending time manually extracting your subject then you can ignore the green screen part and shoot on any background as long as you remember the tips I give you for lighting your subject properly. Hope you enjoy!
a Creativelive Student
Ben is an amazing photographer that is highly creative. Not sure this course fully reflects what his images convey to his clients. The course seemed rushed but did get to key basics for green screening. While typically I don't like when instructors promote their products, his extraction action is solid. Definitely worth the discount if you want to be able to systematically process volume. I think if you are beginning in composite photography that Joel Grimes and Ben Shirk can definitely give you the knowledge needed to be successful.
Ben Shirk is for me the best in his field, a source of inspiration for years
besides for 2 years I come to the WPPI to see it
A mentor for me
and these techniques are just magical and bluffing!
Many thanks to him and creatrivelive for this course
I had already buy his action PS for a few years :) and fully satisfied, this course is perfect to understand and master the technique