Some silent films from the early 20th century were groundbreaking in terms of stunts and effects. The 1927 movie Wings was way ahead of its time by more than one criterion, and one of them is certainly epic camera movement. You can see it in the clip below, and you’ll agree, this is the kind of shot we see in movies to this day.
Surrounded by the serene pink sunset, with gorgeous clouds as a backdrop, Zach’s model Juli stands reflected in the mirror-like water. The white wings are light-painted behind her, giving the additional sense of serenity to the image. I loved everything about this photo and wanted to know more. And Zach was kind enough to share a detailed tutorial of his shot with DIYP.
The transformation tool in Photoshop is quite mighty. You can rotate, flip, stretch, squeeze and distort your selection.
Here is a less known secret: With this little trick you can repeat the last transformation as a copy – so you can build all kinds of complex ornaments, wings and patterns within seconds.
A while back we shared an amazing photograph of a dancer on a lake from Eric Pare and a Robert Cornelius. This photo is a similar (yet totally different) take on the same idea.
Photoshop artist Roderique Arisiaman used a pre-made set of light painting streaks to create this photo and was kind enough to share the speed edit below. I find it quite amazing that simple elements like streaks of light can be used to create such an elaborate photo. Since I think this is something that more people will want to try, I asked Roderique for some tips on how to create the wings.
Light painting is a fascinating technique that’s evolved over the last few years from the humble flashlight into an elaborate array of tools, gadgets, gizmos, and even apps, with ever more wild and creative results being produced on a daily basis.