Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Technique Tuesday - "Our Emerging Future"

I posted the image a while ago and receive a request as to how I did it - it was Photoshop all the way. I was hired to photograph 2 newborn twins, which were only 3 weeks old - these were teeny babies. The session lasted about 3 hours and the babies only stopped crying for about 10 minutes of that time.

My lighting assistant and I were literally following mom and dad around the living room to grab whatever we could of the babies. When I got back to the studio, I thought I had nothing. I pondered what I was going to show the client for about two weeks. Over that time period, I was experimenting with Photoshop on a few new techniques. What resulted from my experimentation was an entire series of dramatic images of the babies images. Here is how I did it.


  1. Thank you so much for your video!
    did I get it right?

  2. Hey David, I've been following your blog and trying to keep up with your fast paced posting. I must say you are a mine of information and you have NO idea how much it is appreciated. As we've just had our first baby I thought I'd give this trick a try and I think it turned out really well. Have a look here... BTW, mind the high ISO noise ;)