Check out this video from Karl Taylor as he shoots photos of a model with window light, studio lighting, then adds makeup and then adds post-production in Photoshop. It provides a pretty powerful demonstration of what not only Photoshop can do, but also what quality studio lighting can do for portraits.
The objects in the bottom row of images have been placed in the original photos after the fact. What’s so impressive though, is that lighting and color characteristics of the objects and scenes interact with each other. That is, the objects appear to be lit by the existing lighting of the scene and, at the same time, cast new shadows in the scene.
Check out the video below for a more in-depth look. [Read more…]