Multiples of One

Over the past few years I’ve really come to love Photoshop. It is an amazing photo editor and allows me to create any world my demented little brain can imagine.

One of the best things is that it gives me the ability to create images containing more subjects than I have models to pose in one shot.

Case in point, I only have two Black Series stormtrooper action figures. However, in this shot there are six, though I shot them all one at a time. I just changed the poses, then composited them into a single shot.

Multiple Stormtroopers from one model
Stormtrooper Ballet Dancer

Another example, I only have one LEGO First Order heavy assault walker and one TIE fighter.

Multiple Walkers made from one model

This may shatter your world, but there is only one of me to go around, except in this shot:

Only one Dave, but you wouldn't know it.

… and this shot, too:

I only have one AT-AT walker, and only five stormtroopers. Now I have three walkers and nine troopers. Handy.

Number of genetically re-created velociraptors in my possession? Yep, you guessed it: one! 

One velociraptor playing 3 parts.

One may be the loneliest number, but when armed with Photoshop, one is all you need.

[dave]

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6 Comments

    • Thanks Mary.

      When I think about my images, I think of the final image I want first, then I deconstruct it in my head to figure out how I can shoot it. That deconstruction phase is often where I realize I need to take multiple shots of the same figure and composite them together.

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