Tip of the Day – Head swap

Tip of the Day – Head swap

Do you find it tricky to get both dogs in focus when you’re shooting a group photo of two or more dogs? And also getting all dogs looking at the camera, with good expressions? Sometimes it feels like an impossible task!⠀

This is why I always make sure I take heaps of shots, focusing on each dog in turn. This ensures I get at least one shot of each dog that is usable, so I can perform some Photoshop magic to combine multiple images into one perfect shot.⠀

In the original image of Armani and Kentucky, Armani is slightly out of focus. Luckily, I had a donor shot where she was perfectly in focus. It took me probably less than a minute to swap in her head from the other shot.⠀

In Episode 7 of RealShoots, I show you this process in Photoshop via a step-by-step editing tutorial. You can see for yourself how easy it was – then go try the technique out on your own photos (or you can download my RAW files to play with).

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II, Canon EF 70-200mm ƒ/2.8L IS II @ 125mm, ISO 1600, 1/640 sec, ƒ/4⠀

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