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Combining Artificial Lights and an Evening Sky – Tutorial by Jay P. Morgan “The Slanted Lens”

Posted on October 25, 2011 in Photography, Tips

Combining Artificial Lights and an Evening Sky – Tutorial by Jay P. Morgan “The Slanted Lens”

If you’ve ever been to Los Angeles, California, you’ll know that the city’s traffic is one of the worst. So, how would you take a picture of a truck crossing the freeway, by itself, in downtown LA, in the middle of traffic? Mind you, we’d like to shoot the truck coming at us on an off-ramp? What you’d do is you have the cops stop traffic and escort the truck into place and then shoot it, just like how Jay P. Morgan from “The Slanted Lens” did it.

In this Slanted lens video, we look at a simple process to shoot an evening sky and balance it with the artificial lighting from city lights. Either it’s a simple street light or a full on city scape, this process works. They shot a scene for Pilot Freight Services using this method and got great results. They shot their background plate of the bridge and city lights and combined it with a shot done later of the truck. The video explains why they had to do it in two images.

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