University of Oregon student and photography-enthusiast Jeremy Blanchard shot this creative engagement photo for two of his long-time friends.
Blanchard also wrote up a step-by-step guide for how the effect was created:
- Find a place with a still background. Wind moving bushes can make this hard.
- Put your camera on a tripod.
- Place your subjects at the edge of your frame.
- Have one subject take decently sizes steps. Have them pause as they complete each step. Take a photo as they pause. Have them take another until they get to the middle.
- Now repeat for the other subject until they are in the middle.
- Have them kiss or do something fun in the middle and take a photo of that. You can try a few different poses her and decide which one you want to use later.
- Bring all these photos into one photoshop document. Keep one photo as background. Keep each different “copy” of the person on a different layer.
- On each layer that is not serving as the background to the image, erase everything except the person. Make sure you don’t erase shadows. They are important as well.
- Change the opacity of the layers that aren’t the ends or the middle 50%. They will blend into the background.