Steps in creating “Dangerous streets” composition

Steps in creating “Dangerous streets” composition

I have nice time to work with model Katie Coker, she came with her boyfriend, and i did notice some nice chemistry was going between them. I ask him to come in shoot and took few photos. Look at them, I found one is stand out, even photo is good by it self, I thought adding right surrounding will enhance pose and emotions.  It will start telling some story.

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First is color corrections and add little bit sharpened in Camera RAW, next open in Photoshop and combine masks separate subjects from background.

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Using different tools, add dimensions to them, dodge and burn, curves and other tweaks.

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Now it is time look for right backdrop, i found right model and render it in Vue. Benefit of this, i can match lighting, camera position and more.

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Backdrop has a lot of details, blurring and adding light rays to keep attention on models.

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Placing models in backdrop.

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Last step integrating them with adding smoke (brushes) and color overlays (filters and curves)

Here is final result:

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