Rod Rosete Photography Rod Rosete Photography


The technical aspects, before and after...

February 21st, 2020

I’m not the best when it comes to photoshop.  To be honest, it’s not my forte.  But learning new techniques is always fun.  When executing the steps, I find myself more than satisfied and fulfilled when it begins to look the way I want it to.

This shot was an outtake from an editorial back in 2017 and at the time (and still have) a 9 foot roll of paper, a railing from my garage door, and the remnants of my totally messed up garage.  To make matters even more challenging is the fact that I was shooting a gorgeous model with thigh high boots with 4 inch heels, which in turn made her at least 6′1″

How did I do it?  Well, a 35mm lens and a lot of photoshop!  This was shot at f/8 with a shutter of 1/125.  I was probably 5-6ft away from the model with a few lighting adjustments during this look.  Needless to say, I got the lighting on point, however I’m sure the publication wouldn’t accept this type of shot with the actual light and a keyboard in the background.  

It helps that photoshop has a content aware function and that’s what I used for either side of the backdrop.  For the shadow of the garage rail, again I used content aware.  To even out the rest of the background, I cut out the model and placed her in another layer, made the background an even color, and blurred the hell out of it.  To reduce the banding caused by the blur, I added a bit of noise/grain to the whole photo when put together.

And now, you get the final product at the bottom!  Cheers!