Ghost Photography: Craft a Surreal Disappearing Portrait | Tabitha Park | Skillshare

Ghost Photography: Craft a Surreal Disappearing Portrait

Tabitha Park, Really good at airline sudoku

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7 Videos (42m)
    • Ghost Physics

    • Inspiration and a Tripod

    • Disappearing Tutorial in Photoshop

    • Lightroom Edit and Photoshop

    • Fully Erased Ghosting

    • Advanced Composites

    • Final Thoughts


About This Class

In this class we'll be making surreal portraits of barely-there ghosts and invisible folks.


I'll walk you through my process for sparking an idea for a photo and what it takes to bring it to life.

Watch me edit through 3 different images as well as describing the process for more complicated composites. 


This class is great for beginner to intermediate photographers. A basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom is helpful but not needed.

For the project you will need:

  • A camera
  • A tripod
  • Photoshop
  • Someone to photograph

If you don't have Adobe Photoshop, the subscription for photographers is $10 a month and you get Lightroom and Photoshop. If you don't want to spend any money, I think there's some free programs around (like GIMP) that you can use instead. You just need to be able to work with layers and be able to adjust the opacity.

I can't wait to see what you create! Don't forget to upload your image in the project gallery.





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Tabitha Park

Really good at airline sudoku

Hi! I'm Tabitha and I teach photography classes. I'm a lifestyle portrait and product photographer living in Utah with my husband and Smallcat! I love plants and chocolate and I had my appendix removed in 2014 and sometimes I worry that I might need it later to talk to aliens. Other than that I'm pretty normal.

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