There are holidays and then there are silly holiday… this one could be considered silly. May 4th has been known as Star Wars Day. Hooray for May the Fourth be with you! It should be a national holiday. However, we don’t get the day off but I had fun with Photoshop. So I thought it would be fun to create a photograph of a tie fighter parked outside of my day job.
It is really easy when the lighting for the subject is the exact same lighting as the background! I shot the tie fighter with a macro lens on the ground and then the background immediately afterwards. The shadows line up perfectly and the conditions were exact for all the elements. I painted in some reflections on the giant logo so the tie fighter is reflecting off the shiny surface of the logo.
Here are the “before” elements. We have the background with the company’s huge logo. And then I had two Star Wars toys on hand for this Photoshop fun. And I think a number of people were actually fooled! A friend in L.A. asked if it was real or photoshop!