I came across a technique called “Out of Bounds” or OoB several years ago and I really liked the effect. This can be achieved by using various post processing software programs, over the past couple years Adobe Photoshop have improved their tools that allows you to achieve this particular technique easier but make no mistake it takes some practice. We have all seen advertisements online, magazines, billboards etc that use this post processing technique to create a 3D illusion and there are some fantastic works of art out there using this process.
I wanted to share 4 images of my first attempts using OoB and I have to say, I am hooked. It’s made me take a look back at my images from the past and see which ones would make good OoB creations, I hope to have more to share in the upcoming months. The thing I like about this technique is you can keep it relatively simple to start (which is what I did) or make it complicated by combining other post processing work flows and create something that makes you say WOW and keep you in the image for a while…. that I have yet to do.
The images below have that scrapbook feel, using a basic white frame and the free transform tool to create the perspective that suited the composed shot and enhanced the portions of the subject that are outside the frame.
There are so many tutorials out there on the net and it would be redundant to add another one but the easiest and most comprehensive one I found thus far is by Photographer Gavin Hoey, his YouTube channel has many great instructional videos to help any level photographer.
Hopefully I’ll have more to share soon, I am working on a couple creations that are much more involved and creative.
Robert Butterfield – Butterfield Photography – Sierra Vista, Arizona