Shooting and Assembling a Sports Action Composite

Shooting and Assembling a Sports Action Composite

Shooting and Assembling a Sports Action Composite is an Intermediate level study on Photography, compiled by an expert, Seán Duggan. This study is an essential base for a person who needs to sharpen his/her Photography talent. It gives you a strong understanding on Cameras + Gear, Masking + Compositing, Photography, Photoshop, Cameras + Gear, Masking + Compositing, Photography and Photoshop.

Free Download - Shooting and Assembling a Sports Action Composite
Author Seán Duggan
Publish Date 3/23/2016
Skill Intermediate
Duration 1h 42m
Topic Cameras + Gear
Video Tutorials 20
Last Update N/A

Great athletes make great action shots. But an action shot shows just one moment of action—it doesn’t show the arc of a golfer’s swing or the form of a runner’s sprint.

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.

Topics include:

  • Planning the composite
  • Choosing a camera, exposure, and lighting
  • Choosing the sequence images
  • Aligning layers
  • Using layer masks
  • Retouching
  • Masking images together
  • Cleaning up the background

Shooting and Assembling a Sports Action Composite : Video Lessons

  • Welcome1m 6s
  • What you should know before watching this course32s
  • Using the exercise files24s
  • Planning for a sequence composite2m 39s
  • Lighting considerations3m 8s
  • Camera and exposure considerations2m 35s
  • Creating the sequence shots4m 10s
  • Choosing the sequence images2m 2s
  • Aligning the different layers7m 5s
  • Using layer masks to build the sequence7m 45s
  • Refining the layer masks to build the sequence10m 7s
  • Simple background retouching5m 58s
  • More complex background retouching13m 50s
  • Using a layer stack script to align images6m 36s
  • Roughing out the layer masks6m 24s
  • Mask editing for overlapping subjects7m 35s
  • Automated cleanup of backgrounds6m 26s
  • Creating a depth map for blurring7m 21s
  • Applying a lens blur using a depth map5m 53s
  • Next steps30s

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