Piece of tape

© Petra Roth

Piece of tape

Debbie Del Tejo 5/17/2006 2:45:02 AM

Great collage...his expressions are priceless! #447247

Donna W. Neal 5/17/2006 4:44:06 AM

Excellent merge Petra. What a very cute little model #2775180

Kay E. Mahoney 5/17/2006 5:02:04 AM

Cute collage. He's adorable. Love all of his expressions. #2775308

Susan Bailey 5/17/2006 5:26:19 AM

This is absolutely adorable and so well done. I love the expressions and how you merged them.. perfect! #2775461

Mike F. Anderson 5/17/2006 11:20:48 PM

Very well done Petra! Great series of images and excellent presentation. #2779015

Petra Roth 5/23/2006 10:24:04 AM

Thanks so much for your comments everybody! #2804838

Denise McCarthy 5/25/2006 12:31:20 PM

This is great! I would love to try it. Could you please share your method? What was your set up (background and lighting)? How did you put the collage together?

Thanks, #2814978

Petra Roth 5/28/2006 8:36:07 AM

Hi Denise,

Thanks for commenting!

My set up was the following:

• White seamless paper as background.
• I had two strobes with medium size umbrellas lighting the backdrop - I could not get the light even with just one light.
• Main light (also a strobe) with a brolly box (a poor man’s soft box) on subject.
•Lighting ratio was 1:2. My subject was metering about f5.6, and the drop at about f8.

For the collage I did the following:

• Opened up a new file with white background in Photoshop 7.0
• Dropped each image (already converted to sepia tone) onto that new file
• Tried to get my subject in each file at approximately the same size
• Used the eraser tool to erase the background on each image as necessary to get the images leveled right next to each other.

I hope this is specific enough. Please don’t hesitate to ask for clarifications!

~ Petra

Samantha J. Stine 5/28/2006 5:32:25 PM

lol I totally understand about the tape, I have 2 sets of twins and amazingly enough tape is thier favorite thing!! great photo!!! #2825800

Carolyn Foster Spano 5/28/2006 5:37:46 PM

This is hysterical and wonderful all at the same time.

Denise McCarthy 5/29/2006 12:30:45 PM


Thanks for the advice. I am definitely going to try a collage with my son.

Thanks again,

Denise #2828587

Tressie Davis 6/21/2006 4:11:50 AM

Absolutely love this - I'm going to have to try a collage someday too! Congrats on it being a finalist!! #2924651

Kay E. Mahoney 6/21/2006 4:28:57 AM

Congratulations on your finalist. Good luck in the next round. #2924811

Petra Roth 6/21/2006 4:38:33 AM

Thanks Tressie and thanks Kay! I appreciate your comments! #2924896

Debbie Del Tejo 6/21/2006 7:49:15 AM

Way to go Petra...big congratulations on this great collage. #2926725

Jessica Hughes 6/21/2006 8:47:13 AM

LOL...this is too cute! Congratulations, Petra! :) #2927088

Mike F. Anderson 6/21/2006 4:49:37 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Petra! #2930026

Petra Roth 6/22/2006 9:47:58 AM

Thanks Debbie, Jessica and Mike! #2934489

Denise McCarthy 6/27/2006 11:00:40 AM

Very nice work! #2957554

Michael Mettey 8/23/2006 4:18:48 AM

Hi Petra - Was checking up on old classmates galleries and came across this. Love it! Great job and congratulations on being a finalist. - Mike #3202522

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Five different images merged into one in PS.

Uploaded on 5/17/2006 2:03:32 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist

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