Smoking Poles

If you’re at Time magazine, you send work like this over to the retouch team with scribbled notes. Not so at small publishers.

Comping smoke that’s lit up against a black sky over a white logo is actually quite easy if you really think about it. The devil’s in the details of getting it looking primo.

Comping a motion-blurred, flash-filled spinning bicycle wheel with knobbly tyres that’s against a bright sky and a dark tree is not so easy. I could go into details but I’m boring myself thinking about how to explain it.

[ For Snowboarder, Ride UK ]


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