biodan wrote in post #14783093
gregr2 - very nice! would you mind telling us how you staged that shot !
Thanks. It was quite a few layers. Camera on tripod, manual mode, set aperture and shutter speed where they needed to be (White balance to daylight). Set focus on the wall. One key to these shots is once we set everything and take your first picture, do not change any settings on the camera. Took the first shot of the room with nothing in it, this is the base photo. Next shot was me sitting on a ladder propped up against the wall. Bring those two into Photoshop and mask out the ladder so it just leaves me against the wall. Next I went back to the room and held the knife in about 50 different places and took a shot of each place. Pick the ones you want to use and bring those into Photoshop as new layers above the last layer and mask out everthing around the knife. Do this repeatedly until you have the look you want. After this it's just adjusting the scene to taste. I used a vignette and then also added a black layer that I used a brush to remove parts so the lower half of the photo was dark.
That's about it!
Hope that makes sense, if you need more information you can PM me and I can provide it.