Author Archives: Stefan Kohler

Sand Goddess – a complete composite walkthrough

I’ve just finished my newest composite, Sand Goddess. After the last composite walkthrough was so well received, I thought that I would do the same thing again for this one. The concept: A mysterious ruin lies among desert sands. It is looked over by a dark deity, who protects the sacred space with spies and angry sand […]

Lighting set-up: a simple portrait with a deep octabox and a background flash

Lighting set-up with an octabox and concealed light

This portrait was created using two flashes: a 100cm deep octabox to the right of the camera, and a second flash with a normal reflector positioned behind the model to light the background. This is a very simple set-up when you consider a few things. The main light—the deep octabox—is relatively far away from the […]

How Vanishing Points Work And How To Apply Them In Photoshop For Perfect Perspective

Hold on, we are going to show you what’s that weird point inside your transformation is. As most of the people who are doing image manipulation art, I find myself struggle with backgrounds – especially when it comes to creepy surreal backgrounds. I was building my own room in Photoshop – and it turned out […]