Ladder Drills

© Nikki McDonald

Ladder Drills

Uploaded: May 16, 2020 | Entered: May 17, 2020 15:02:11


To create a composite like this most easily, select your background carefully. The pose your subject and set up your camera on a tripod to get the focal length and composition you want. With the camera set on burst or continuous mode, have the subject run through the drill while you shoot. Do this several times. Once you have finished, pick the two, three, or more poses you think will work best together. Decide which one will be the background - in this case, the one with the boy farthest away. Now one at a time, layer the others in. I use a layer mask set to reveal to erase (reveal down to) everything in the second image except the boy. Now do the same thing with the third pose. I have to say that I didn't follow my own advice. I took the boy with a lousy background. Then I had to go someplace else and shoot a decent background. It was way more work than it should have been to combine these images. Category: Share Your Post-Processing Technique 2

Exif: Camera: SONY ILCE-7M3; Shutter Speed: 1/2500; Aperture: f/8.0; ISO: 500; Orientation: ; Date: 2020:05:01 23:06:55


Amanda D. Austwick level-classic May 20, 2020

A lot of work went in to this composite, and I I like the way you caught them all with one foot off the ground. #1739317

Susan Williams level-classic June 30, 2020

Congratulations on your Gold winner, Nikki. #11814412

Dee Langevin level-deluxe July 01, 2020

Congratulations Nikki on your fun photo and Gold Winner! #11814504

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic July 01, 2020

Congratulations Nikki on your Gold Winner! #11814576

Terry Korpela level-deluxe July 01, 2020

Congratulations Nikki! #11814676

Joan Classen level-classic July 01, 2020

Congratulations, Nikki! Well done! #11814815

Michele Peterson level-classic July 01, 2020

Whew, that's a lot of work! I would have never guessed the background wasn't original. Your hard work created a great image, well deserving of the win! #11814913

Emile Abbott level-deluxe July 02, 2020

Congrats Nikki on great gold winner. #11815095

Irene Colling level-classic July 07, 2020

Nicely done Nikki. Congratulations. #11816496

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