Sean Duggan explains techniques to align multiple shots since the will likley move while shooting an action sequence.
- [Voiceover] So I've chosen some shots here…that I took of Zack and Dillon…doing their jumps on their skateboards.…I'm going to use these four here of Zack,…just because he lands that 180 really nice.…I'm not going to use that last one there.…Now it's time to bring these shots…into Photoshop as layers and then make sure…that the shots are arranged so that they're aligned…and there's no shifting of the background from shot to shot.…
Now if your camera was on a tripod…then you probably won't have to worry…about alignment issues.…If you were shooting handheld, on the other hand,…as I was for the skateboarder shots,…there will probably be some slight movement…between the shots and in fact,…if we look at these here you can see…there's definitely some movement there.…Now, let me actually point this out here,…because I actually made a mistake here.…What happened was that…my photographer's instincts kicked in…and I wanted to follow the subject.…So you can see how I'm slightly panning with the subject.…
That is kind of a no no for these type of shots,…
By combining your camera's burst mode with Photoshop, you can create a composite that shows an athlete in action. In this course, photographer and educator Seán Duggan shows how. After mapping out a plan for lighting, composition, and more, he photographs the subjects. Then, the action turns to Photoshop, where he assembles the composite using layer masks and some careful retouching.
- Planning the composite
- Choosing a camera, exposure, and lighting
- Choosing the sequence images
- Aligning layers
- Using layer masks
- Masking images together
- Cleaning up the background