Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Quick overview of the project, part of Portrait Project: Changing a Studio Background.
In this movie, I want to provide you with a quick overview of the project that we'll be working on. And, this project is all about removing the subject from this studio environment and changing the white backdrop, so that we can bring the subject over to this interesting warehouse elevator. And, here in this movie I want to talk a little bit about the subject and also the environment. And in order to do that, I want to give you insight into how this photograph was captured. We'll begin here with this photograph, and in order to see this a little bit better, I'll tap the space bar key which will take this image to full-screen.
The reason why I wanted to show this picture is because it shows a little bit of the lighting setup. You'll notice that there's a large light source over here on the right, and then a smaller light on the left. Now, if we get in a little bit closer again, you can see how this light source is brighter. Now, this is the exact same lighting environment that I used to capture this photograph here. And again, you want to keep in mind that the light is primarily coming from the right. Now, why does that matter? Well, that matters, because we're going to bring this subject into this environment here.
And this environment will work for us because we have a light source which is coming from the top over here on the right and also some light coming from this side. And often when it comes to combining different photographs together, what you need to do is to think about your overall perspective and also some of the different lighting clues so that you can then bring this two images together most successfully.