Junkyard Photoshop

The thing about Photoshop is that it’s too easy to get bogged down in creativity when working on images, and not get anything done.  At the Junkyard, we didn’t have much of a sky so I started in on a couple of images I really liked, two of Lauren and one of the amazing Elley Cat.  Elley was first; I loved her stance on the car, but I didn’t like the sky.

Elley Cat – Before

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So I started playing around in Photoshop.  I pulled images I had shot before, elsewhere; all of the images that ended up as components of these final images are mine as well, so I don’t run into any copyright issues.  After finding what I feel is the best possible image, I ended up with this.

Elley Cat with a new background

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This got me really excited about making fun stuff in Photoshop.  So I pulled a couple of Lauren’s Umbrella Corporation images.  Here are the before and afters of these.  If you can guess where the images were shot that ended up in the backgrounds of the composites, please leave your guesses in the comments and I’ll confirm or deny whether you’re right.

Junkyard Fun

Last month I had a great time at the annual Junkyard event in Wittman.  Met some nice people, and got to shoot with Lauren and Ashley.  Lauren is one of my favorite people in the world, and Ashley is a real sweetheart as well.  We wandered around the junkyard and shot and shot and shot and it’s always very difficult to cull down the number of images, since these ladies truly cannot take bad photos.  Dave came along, and we fired up the Quantum Qflashes to have a little flash workshop.  Most of these images are flashed in some way, some more obviously than others.

Lauren, Junkyard Shoot, Wittman

Ashley, Junkyard Shoot, Wittman

Ashley, Junkyard Shoot, Wittman

Lauren, Junkyard Shoot, Wittman

Lauren, Junkyard Shoot, Wittman

Ashley, Junkyard Shoot, Wittman

Ashley, Junkyard Shoot, Wittman

Lauren, Junkyard Shoot, Wittman

Lauren, Junkyard Shoot, Wittman

Lauren, Junkyard Shoot, Wittman

Lauren, Junkyard Shoot, Wittman