In this guest post for Lürzer's Archive, German photographer Florian Eisermann gives us a behind the scenes glimpse into a recent shoot and explains how post-production saved the day.
I photographed three wakeboarders, including two junior champions, for their promotion, website and social media... and also as a personal project.
I planned out everything to get the shots as the sun rose. The angles of the location and the sunrise were perfect.
So, early in the morning, at 4:30 AM to be precise, I drove to Marburg, a little city in the middle of Germany. When we arrived at the lake we were very disappointed.
There was no sun this morning, only clouds and fog above the lake, but we had to make it happen.
The date would have been impossible to rearrange, but I knew I could save the shots in post-production, so we captured the essential parts we would need that morning.
The basic picture looked like this:
A few days later I captured the same location with a perfect blue sky and edited it together with the basic picture and a sun picture together in Photoshop.
I love shooting on location and outside, but it's great that we have Photoshop today to solve our problems or extend our artistic vision.
Thanks to all that, the final picture looked like this:
About the writer
Florian Eisermann is a commercial photographer from Kassel, Germny, specialising in people, lifestyle and corporate photography. When he's not taking pictures, he loves long walks with his wife and dog. You can find more of his work at www.florianeisermann.com
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