Friday, July 17, 2009

Mulch madness in the studio

If you didn't know there are lots of different types of mulch, I spent the day shooting them all. I made a round rig to have uniform piles of mulch. The hard part was after each pile I'd have to clean up. Pick up the big stuff, sweep, dust buster and wipe down with cleaner. Not enough $ in the budget to clip everything out and drop it on white. What to do ? I over exposed the RAW files by a 1/3, tweeked the RAW images to bring up the white, bring into PS add levels and layer mask, selective color on white and bring down the black with a layer mask, clone out the small dust. I think I'll have my kids scatter the multi-color mulch in the yard this weekend.