The very small handful of composites I’ve done to-date have all been after-thoughts and I’ve never put more than a half hour into them. I’ve taken a photo of a background and tried to mix and match it with a subject, or vice versa. This time I’ve intentionally shot the subject for placement in a specific background. Now, it just so happens that I didn’t shoot this particular background; I asked my friend Chris Collacott if I could use one of his epic scenes of Vancouver: http://avision.ca
- his are way better than mine.
- it saved me a heck of a lot of time trying to go shoot that perfect scenic background!
Joel Grimes has been a HUGE inspiration to me ever since I discovered him 3 months ago – he’s the undisputed world champion of composite work – he’s truly amazing, you NEED to check him out: http://www.joelgrimes.com
So this is a very rough draft of what I hope will be my best composite ever. It needs a lot of encouragement and time. In fact, I’m thinking that I will actually need to shoot another model for this, simply becasue the lighting, hair blowing and expressions aren’t all perfect in a same image from the series (right and left separation lights are necessary i think). It’s really too bad, because this subject is the ONLY one I wanted to feature in this project, but she’s moving away very soon =( Either way, I’m kinda happy with the general idea of what’s transpiring here and so I thought I’d share with you all…
AHAHAHA I emailed Joel Grimes with this composite and he replied saying
“Very nice Pete,
As I always say, now just repeat the process over an over.
Now I have to get my butt in gear to keep up to you.
– kinda silly, but that just made my whole year!