Perhaps one of my most enjoyable shoots in the past year was my shoot with iJustine. Reasons being that:
- The collaborated concept was creative and unique.
- Traveling to a location was involved (you can’t fake the experience of being in a burning hot desert).
- We got to blow sh*t up!
- I experimented with matte painting as part of my retouching process.
The concept for this shoot was to create a series of “Call of Duty”-esque images that would involve guns and breaking things (my favorite!) without being too violent for Justine’s YouTube audience. From this assembled a team to drive off into the middle of nowhere desert where we could safely shoot up a television into bits.
I was pretty satisfied with the images captured in the desert. Having a real environment + real props = real, visceral experiences and expressions. However, there was one image that stood out to me that could become something more with a little post processing effects. Here’s the breakdown of what I did in Photoshop CS6.