Recently we did a photo shoot at Gallopsville, located here in Tampa near the USF campus. Gallopsville is a wonderful treat to shoot at with indoor studios that can be rented as well as several different locations with a western theme. This particular photograph I utilized the new On1 10 software, particularly the Layers product along with Lightroom 5 to create a scene which did not truly exist. Here's the final photograph. I haven't yet considered this as my final product, but it was a great learning experience in merging two photographs to come up with a different look.
The original photograph is shown below. For the photo above, I used a photo taken last year of a open field with a road running through it. This provided the background and open grasses along the brick road. Using the open field photograph allowed me to remove the buildings and other things located at our photo location. After completing the merge of these two photographs, I used On1 Effects to create the 'old time' look to the photo.
While to many photographers this may not yet be a completed photograph, it was interesting to learn that this can be done and what is involved in doing the overall process. This is one of my first complex background replacements and On1 Layers definitely made this a learning experience but proves that with the understanding of the products, it can be done very effectively!
Until next time...