Recycling your images

posted on 23rd of june, 2011

Do you ever stare at your image files on the computer screen and think that while they're "okay", perhaps they could be better? Or do you ever suffer from the photographer's version of Writer's Block and can't find anything to shoot?

I sometimes study my images and try to come up with a way to make the not-so-special shot a bit more interesting - here's where recycling comes in. For me, recycling usually involves arranging a composite by utilizing elements of more than one image.

This came in handy recently when I'd been at the beach shooting one of my whippets - I had a few decent photos of him running towards me, but I wanted to make an image that could create a little more impact - so I took four of those shots, cut him out of three of them using Topaz Remask, and inserted...

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Comments (34)

Posted by Lehmanphotos on March 01, 2013
Excellent descriptions and information, thanks for posting.
Posted by Afagundes on September 16, 2011
Very nice indeed, congrats!
Posted by Szczepko on September 15, 2011


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