Ghost Photography: Craft a Surreal Disappearing Portrait

Tabitha Park, Really good at airline sudoku

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7 Lessons (42m)
    • 1. Ghost Physics

      2:22
    • 2. Inspiration and a Tripod

      5:23
    • 3. Disappearing Tutorial in Photoshop

      12:12
    • 4. Lightroom Edit and Photoshop

      7:35
    • 5. Fully Erased Ghosting

      6:11
    • 6. Advanced Composites

      7:41
    • 7. Final Thoughts

      0:28

About This Class

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

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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. 

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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.