Join Brian Kaufman for an in-depth discussion in this video Compositing a Then and Now, part of The Creative Spark: Brian Kaufman, Visual Journalist.
- View Offline
We shot a bunch of images yesterday to try to compare to this old historical …photo, for then and now. And we have two variations of this, …because I'm not quite sure where this was exactly. …So I shot it at two potential locations. Here's it's interesting, we have a 24 …millimeter focal length, 27, and a 35. So let's start with a 24 millimeter …image, and open it in Photoshop, and the process is basically just to drop one …image on top of the other. And first thing we want to do is drop the …Opacity on the new image down to about 50%.…
Alright, we want to be looking at both images, once it's at 50% we can kind of …see where things might start lining up. Here's our big first column in this photograph. …And so we know we need these columns to match up somewhat, that's the first thing. …And so what we see here as I blow up into this. …Here's the bottom of the column here. Here's the bottom of the column in the …old one. We try to match those up here, which …we've done. See how the top matches up. …
Follow along as Brian explains his process for creating long-form video features and how he uses the iPhone to capture and instantly publish breaking news in the field. We also take a look at his Then and Now comparison series, where he maps old images of the Packard Plant over new ones, which the newspaper then turns into interactive experiences for its web audience.