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).
and
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

5 comments:

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.