“I specialized in photo manipulation and retouching. I’ve got a growing number of people asking me for tips and tricks so I decided to create a tutorial that was based on one “standard” manipulation. I spend some time researching what subject might appeal to people and came up with a sketch for the SWAT picture. The picture is composed of 11 pictures. The goal here was to include as many manipulation elements as possible, recording the whole process and splitting it up later on in different shorter tutorials.

As for the composition, the most important aspect is the light sources and the shadows. For this composite I used 3 different light source to simulate the sun (cloudy sky, so very diffuse), the headlights of the truck and the spotlight of the Helicopter. “- Tom Dimaggio


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