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Best method to extend a background when model is outside of seamless edges


Cameron McKinlay

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Hey Gurus,
I am reaching out to you experts to ask what method you would use to fix this photo. Specifically the background. I made the mistake of leaving the plexiglass on the floor which makes the reflections a PIA to deal with. I would just like a smooth plain white seamless, that looks realistic obviously, as the background with or without the reflections.
The methods I have thought of was doing a composition. I have a photo of the same area, same lighting sans model. But it wasn't looking realistic. Compositions are not my forte.
I just know there is an easier way I haven't thought of.
Hope someone can suggest an easier method.
Happy New Year!
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Eggy

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Correct me if I'm wrong but the purpose of this kind of shoots is to be able to isolate the subject and place it on a suitable background.
I could be wrong but the only way is to cut out the subject, place it on a suitable background, add shadows and correct the light.
I did a quick one with the low res pictures you provided.

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Cameron McKinlay

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Hey Eggy!
Thanks for responding. I figured doing a composition was the only method for this shot. I normally can just do a content aware scale with the background and fix it but this one can't be recovered that way. I attempted a comp but don't think I will be able to get it looking as though it was shot organically in studio and not a composition.
 
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fredfish

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But I assume that you like (or are at least OK) with what Eggy has done?

BTW Eggy - nice job, I like how you dealt with the shadows.

Cheers

John
 

Cameron McKinlay

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Yes! Eggy, thank you again! you did a great job with this image. Comps are not easy.
I was looking for clarification that a composition is the only method to correcting the BG for a shot like this.
Time to find some good compositing tutorials online and start practicing :)
Thanks for the help guys. Very much appreciated!
 

Cameron McKinlay

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Ohhh love Phlearn and his tutorials. Ill have to watch that one. Thanks for the suggestion Eggy!
I needed a fast turn around time so I hired a Compositor to fix the background and I did the rest of the retouching.
Here is the final shot.
Thanks for all your input guys!
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