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Photoshop: “Realms of Reality” | Tuesdays With Lauri

By Lauri L. on April 23rd 2013

Realms of Reality

In this week’s instalment of “Tuesdays With Lauri” we take a look at my latest conceptual photograph, titled “Realms of Reality”. We go through the photoshop-file, layer by layer, and along the way I explain some of the decisions I made, while editing.

This series will be continued next Tuesday, with a detailed two-part tutorial on how I created the custom brush, created the smoke from scratch and colour-graded the image:

Technical details

Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Standard Zoom Lens
ISO: 1000
Aperture: f/4.0
Shutter: 1/100



Realms of Reality BTS-3

Realms of Reality BTS-2

Realms of Reality BTS



Photo: Lauri Laukkanen
Model: Jen Brook
Hair & makeup: Donna Graham Mua
Photography assistant: Richard Powazynski Photography

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Lauri Laukkanen is one of the youngest established advertising photographers in Finland. At the ripe age of 21 he has already been working with some of the biggest commercial clients and his photos have been featured in the media, all around the world. Check out his portfolio here.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Joseph Prusa

    Great tutorial, thanks.

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  3. Benjamin Von Wong

    Nice tutorial :) You should also link back to Jen’s blog as this was her concept, and not just a model ^^

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  4. Adam Gress

    Great tutorial, thanks!

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