Addendem to Scott Conover's Resume

Photography Editor at Full Tilt Studio

Dunlop Kitchen

Showcasing: Photography & Editing Workflow

This example is to showcase my understanding of photography and editing - specifically as it relates to compositing and using Adobe CC. You can download the below PSD to see every step I took.

DunlopKitchen.PSD

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Workflow
To mimic flawless lighting, the scene (top) was divided and lit in 3 main areas. The camera was set on a tripod and a photo was taken between lighting placements throughout the scene. The images were processed in Lightroom, Photoshop, and were exported for the clients' needs.
Lightroom
Lightroom was used to edit the image(s) as close to the desired look before Photoshop. Color Balance, Lens Corrections and Tone Adjustments are some of the main corrections initiated in Lightroom.
Photoshop
Levels, Curves, and Hue & Saturation Adjustment layers were masked in appropriate areas. Using a myriad of selection tools helped apply those Photoshop adjustments to the image. Luminosity Masks, the Pen Tool, and Color Range selectors were a few other Photoshop tools used.
Compositing
In photoshop, roughly 20 photos of the scene were selected, layered, and masked to reveal only the best lighting in each area. Feel free to open the file above to follow my Photoshop compositing workflow.
Tools & Equipment:

  • Lightroom
  • Photoshop
  • Canon 6D Mk1
  • Samyang 14mm 2.8
  • Yongnuo Yn560 III Flashes
  • Gridded sofbox
  • ST Umbrella
  • Tripod

Before & After (Drag the slider left/right to reveal before & after)






Anna Megale

Showcasing: Photography, Editing, Implementing Cleints' Vision

AnnaMegale.com

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Client Requirements
Anna Megale was looking for a website to house her racing career: her results, future races, sponsors, and her narrative. The client wanted a clean, simple, and user-friendly interface. Additionally, the client wanted the website to be photo-dominant rather than text dominant.
Creative Direction
A one-page layout was built to accomplish the minimalist design Anna was looking for. With knowledge of the Boise Foothills, a few key locations were scouted and used as backgrounds. Taken in the Boise foothills, the photos represented her home and added to her narrative.
Workflow
Much of the workflow is the same as the Dunlop Kitchen. Subtle differences include using natural lighting, general camera settings, and the use of curves and levels adjustments to bring Anna out as the focal point
Tools & Equipment:

  • Lightroom
  • Photoshop
  • Canon 6D Mk1
  • 70-200 2.8 Mk II IS





Tri Town Bicycles

Photography, Editing, Videography, Studio

TriTownBoise.com

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Volume-Oriented Workflow
One objective with Tri Town was to maintain an efficient production of images. Similar to the quality service customers expect, Tri Town wanted to be visually recognized as quality based. To achieve a balance between quantity and quality, Lightroom presets were created, Photoshop templates were built, and multiple products were compiled into as few photoshoots as possible.
Branding
Tri Town is a brand that resembles excellence in the Treasure Valley. Across all platforms, from store signage to the weekly newsletter, a motif was held with the visual hints conceived from the Tri Town brand and logo. Using Illustrator, Photoshop, and lightroom, the branding was present throughout the customer experience; hats, cyclist clothing, shirts, socks, stickers, and posters to name a few.
Studio
With international interest in the client's products, a studio was needed to produce consistent and controlled photography. With customers going in and out of the shop, the client also needed to have a hidden system that could retract when not in use. A drop-down paper roll background and hardware was installed on the ceiling, tripods were hung upside-down with magnets to the steel roof, and lighting modifiers applied when needed. (See studio with a simple lighting configuration here.)
Live Events & Races
The client attended trade shows, races, and hosted their own live events. To keep customers up to date with all their activities, every event was photographed and uploaded to each of their media outlets.
Tools & Equipment:

  • Lightroom
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Sublime Text Editor
  • Canon 6D Mk1
  • 70-200 2.8 Mk II IS
  • Canon 24-105 f4 MkII IS
  • Canon 50mm 1.8
  • Canon 100mm 2.8 Macro
  • Panasonic GH4 Mirrorless
  • Panasonic 12-35
  • Softboxes
  • Lighting Modifiers
  • Reflectors



Scott Conover

Scott@NSConover.com

503-583-7002

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