Shooting Challenge: Real World PhotoshopMark Wilson11/20/13 5:40pmFiled to: shootingchallengephotographyartculturephotoshop3EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkPhotoshop allows you to insert anything you'd like into an image. But for this week's Shooting Challenge, we want you to do it analog style. Print a photo and hold it within a scene—then take a photo of that. The ChallengeTake a photo of a scene that's been augmented by another photo being placed within the frame. (Or use an iPad if you don't feel like printing that photo.) AdvertisementNo using Photoshop in the final image beyond color/contrast tweaking. But feel free to use it in making your analog print out.The MethodThe real challenge here is one of scale. Other than simple masks, which you might hold up to a face or arm in 1:1 scale, any image you print will be significantly smaller than the real world in the background. Consider perspective.AdvertisementBut blending is just as important. One technique might be to lock down a tripod and take a photo (maybe of a roof). Photoshop something into that photo (like a person sitting on the roof). Then crop/print that section of the photo. Theoretically, it'll work. In actuality, I've never tried it, and finding a tutorial on the matter is borderline impossible. (Drop your own links below). The ExampleOur lead shot is from an amazing series of HP commercials from a few years back. You can obviously make the image a lot more surreal than this still implies. The Rules - READ THESE0. No watermarks. They're so ugly.Sponsored1. Submissions need to be your own.2. Photos must be taken since this contest was announced.Advertisement3. Explain, briefly, the equipment, settings, technique and story behind shot.4. Email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org, not me.5. Include 970px wide image (200KB or less) AND a native resolution sized shot in email.Advertisement6. One submission per person.7. Use the proper SUBJECT line in your email (more info on that below)8. You agree to the Standard Contest Rules - though we DO accept non-US resident submissions.