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Welcome to Oz: A Cinematic Approach to Digital Still Photography with Photoshop by Vincent Versace

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The Flow of Smoke

Go to an extreme and retreat to a usable position.

—Brian Eno

The experience of time that I wanted included in this image begins when the wave is crashing and ends when it is about to recede. I am capturing motion with stillness. All of the aesthetic choices that will direct the viewer’s unconscious eye, as well as which of the images captured would be used in the final composition, were chosen with that in mind. Knowing what the final picture should look like, let us begin at the beginning.

Step 1: Combine the Three Images

You’ll use elements from three different captures to produce the final image. These are your source files, which you’ll find on the disc that accompanies this book. Look in the CH06 folder in the CH06 ...

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