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May 08, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

You will have seen a few different rugby shots over the past 6 months where my mate Andy was happy to do some posing for me. This composit is the last of the shots that I wanted to try and do something with.

 

Here is the original shot. I used a 3 light set up for this, a beauty dish at the front powered right down giving just a bit of light, and then two soft boxes at the sides which were the main lights giving a nice rim light on the arms, face and some of his back.

 

 

 

 

I wanted to do a background made up of clouds so used the following pic:

 

 

 

 

I put Andy into the background, tinkered a bit with the perspective and width of the clouds shot, added contrast and a bit of retouching to bring out the highlights and shadows and ended up with the following image which I thought looked pretty cool.

 

 

Rugby Clouds

 

 

One of the presets I have in the photo editing software I use looks very similar to the colour effects used in the movie 300 so I figured I would see how close I could get to achieving similar with this shot. Here is the final version:

 

 

300

Thanks for checking in. I'll have another before and after to show here on the blog soon.

Cheers,

Stu
 

 


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