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Creative Compositing: Professional Techniques for Composite Photography
Joel Grimes
with Joel Grimes
Matt Kloskowski
with Matt Kloskowski
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Matt Klowskowski goes behind the scenes with commercial advertising photographer Joel Grimes as he walks through every aspect of creating stunning sports composite portraits. Th... READ MORE
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lessons: 9 Course Lessons
duration: 57min
published: 2012
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Creative Compositing: Professional Techniques for Composite Photography
with Joel Grimes
Matt Klowskowski goes behind the scenes with commercial advertising photographer Joel Grimes as he walks through every aspect of creating stunning sports composite portraits. This class is perfect for an intermediate or advanced photographer interested in sports portraits and composite photography. BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Introduction (free course preview)

Joel and Matt provide an overview of the class and all of the elements that will go into the final composite.

1min, 18sec
lesson 2: Why Composite?

Discover the benefits of shooting for a composite instead of shooting the final image on location.

4min, 46sec
lesson 3: The Lighting Setup

The lighting you use on your subject has to work with the background in the final composite. Joel explains how his 3-light studio setup gives him the best results when it is time to put it all together.

10min, 45sec
lesson 4: Soccer Player Shoot

This is a creative process and the photographer is in the driver's seat. Go in the direction that feels right for you and fits within your bigger vision for the final composite.

7min, 46sec
lesson 5: Shoot with Output in Mind

Keep your final output orientation in mind and shoot as many different angles on the subject as you can to give you more options that can work with the background.

7min, 59sec
lesson 6: Capturing Action

Learn the technical details for how to freeze motion with studio strobes.

9min, 41sec
lesson 7: Shooting the Ball

Joel provides a few tips for how to shoot a multiple-person composite as he prepares for shooting the soccer ball that will go into the final composite.

5min, 45sec
lesson 8: Why HDR for Backgrounds?

With the studio portion of the shoot completed, Matt and Joel head out to the soccer field where Joel explains his rationale for shooting high dynamic range backgrounds.

3min, 6sec
lesson 9: Covering All the Angles

Joel races the rain as he captures multiple HDR backgrounds from different angles that he'll be able to choose from later in post production. Check out the second class in the series to see how it is all put together.

6min, 7sec
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Joel Grimes
meet  Joel Grimes
Leading Expert on Compositing & Lighting
Joel is a commercial advertising photographer whose style of capturing portraits has earned him the attention from many of the finest advertising agencies and art buyers. He strongly believes in creating images that go beyond the normal commercial application. In 1991, Joel’s first national-interest coffee table book, Navajo, Portrait of a Nation, received a number of photographic and graphic design awards.
Matt Kloskowski
meet  Matt Kloskowski
Lightroom Guru & Landscape Photographer
Matt is the founder of Matt Kloskowski Photography and Training. He specializes in outdoor, landscape, and nature photography along with editing with Photoshop, Lightroom, and ON1 apps. Matt was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame in 2014 and is the best-selling author of over 20 books. Matt loves to educate others and spends much of his time teaching seminars around the world.
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