Here in Germany, the winter finally arrived and my Facebook timeline has turned white (or sometimes a little bit bluish because “wrong white balance”…).
I took my Camera and high power LED light to create some snow textures with shallow depth of field for composites. We are giving away those pre-keyed snowflakes for you to turn any portraits of yours to a snowy-stormy photo.
All the snowflake images have black backgrounds, so you can simply overlay a layer of snow in Photoshop using the “screen” blending mode (which is actually a “negative multiply”) . This way the black background gets transparent and you have beautiful semi transparent snowflakes.
I’ve done a little test here with 3 additional layers of snow.
To get a stronger effect, you can simply add more layers of snow.
The set consists of 32 JPEGs, all shot with a Nikon D800 and a 85mm lens. With f1.8 there is a lot of DoF, so the large snow halos in front of the lens are doing some interesting big stuff.
Feel free to use the images for your composites and share your results here in the comments if you want.
You can download the set here.