This is one of my favorite photo manipulations that I have been honored to work on. It was created for Mike Carroll Photography. These images of driver Jeff Burton and his # 31 car were not captured together but are rendered here beautifully. Mike has a powerful eye for lighting, angle, and composition and these shots are sharp and vibrant. Being the digital tech on this shoot, which was put together at the last minute, I added my creative input as we made our way through several shots at lightning speed. We only had a few hours and time was critical. Through the use of Mike's creative lighting techniques and strong direction we came away with crisp and original images to create something with.
Back in the studio I began to sketch out my ideas for the final product. After a few talks with Mike about the feel he wanted to capture for this job I got to work. With a few of my own original stock shots to add texture and what seems like a million layers in Photoshop the composition began to take life. I gave this piece all of my attention until it was finished and I was ready to deliver an image that was up to HeavyTheory's standards, and most importantly one that Mike Carroll was happy to call his own.
For more insight and personal testimonial check out mike's photo blog entryabout the shoot.
Thanks for reading.
Jason Dulin - lead retoucher