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Green Screen Photography

with Ben Shirk

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About The Class

Be creative and impress your clients

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.

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

  2. 02

    Why Compositing?

  3. 03

    Background Options For Compositing

  4. 04

    Lighting The Background

  5. 05

    Lighting The Subject

  6. 06

    Shoot: Light & Pose for Composite

  7. 07

    Extracting The Subject


Meet Your Expert

Ben Shirk

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. ... read more

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  • Creativelive Student

    February 2019

    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!

  • Luc Hourriez

    Luc Hourriez

    October 2018

    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

  • Joanne Luciani

    October 2018

    LOVED this Ben!! Everything explained in great detail and easy to understand. Hoping to put what was learned today into action! Thanks Ben!

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