Tip of the Day – Background fix


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Tip of the Day – Background fix

One of the instructions I give to my dog owners when shooting “run to me” action shots like this one is to move out of the way after they throw the toy towards me. Sometimes, this just isn’t possible or doesn’t go according to plan!

In this case, this killer shot of Benji unfortunately had Connie in the background, directly behind Benji.

This is where the awesome power of Photoshop comes in!

In the editing tutorial for this episode, I show you, step by step, the process for clear-cutting Benji and placing him on a clean background. Photoshop’s selection tools improve from version to version and are now easily able to handle selecting fur – good news for us pet photographers!

I also used Lightroom to add a little extra flare and warmth to the background. You can find the full 35 minute editing tutorial in Episode 8 of RealShoots.

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II, Canon EF 70-200mm ƒ/2.8L IS II @ 150mm, ISO 640, 1/1000 sec, ƒ/2.8

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