Thursday, December 29, 2011

Happy New Year!

Hi Friends!

Wishing you a happy and healthy 2012. I hope the new year rocks for you.

For those of you who enjoy the digital imaging process . . . 

Above is the original photograph, which was taken in my living room. Gear:

Above is a rough idea of my lighting set up, created with Lighting Diagrams.

I added the lighting effects in Photoshop CS4:
Filter > Render > Lighting Effects (light at top right and left of frame).
Filter > Render > Lens Flare (lights at top of frame).

I added the color and gradient to the type using: Layer Style > Gradient Overlay.

As a final touch, I added the drop shadow to the image: Layer > Layer Style > Drop Shadow.

I teach all this stuff on my workshops. I can even help you out with some basic blues guitar.

Again, Happy New Year!

Rick, Susan and Marco


valeriejardin said...

Happy New Year to you and your family Rick!

Mike Spivey said...

Great stuff. Someone should remind the model not to wear black in front of a black screen. :-)

Rick Sammon said...

Mike... Good point...but it's my favorite rock star shirt :-)

John & Jo Van't Land said...
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John Van't Land said...

Your parents' and your advice make you the class act that others want to follow. I especially liked your comments a few weeks ago about it being better to be kind than right. Photography should be a gentle game full of friends who cheer each other on and encourage the best in each other. Thanks, Rick, for being a good example. Have a great new year. I hope I can meet you on a workshop in 2012.