Learning composite photography I haven´t attended a photography competitions that much in recent years. But end of last year I did. Last autumn I was trying to learn to do some composite images and had a few photoshoots of my own. Not commissioned work (actually I did a couple of corporate portraits this way also), just to myself for trying to learn this style of shooting a background image and then a person in the studio for that background and then compositing these together in Photoshop. I have never been a fan of spending a lot of my time sitting front of the computer, but I thought that this composite technique would be a useful skill and benefit to my commercial clients. So I contacted a contortionist artist Iisa and asked her to come to model for me in the studio. She is an amazing contortionist artist and made a couple of final images from the shooting session. When I was photographing her, I did´t had any background image thought to be used in the final picture. That is actually the wrong way of doing composite image. It is easier and better to shoot/have the background image first and according to that, […]
Assignment Last month I got an inquiry from Vaasa based Morgan Digital if could shoot a corporate portrait for their client Veo Group here in Oulu. There was an another photographer shooting similar portraits in Vaasa for the company, but they needed the same kind of style and lighting with this one also. Sometimes you get the detailed specs for a photoshoot from an AD agency or from a client and this was the case also in this black & white portrait. Lighting Mainlight was Elinchrom Square light 44cm reflector with a grid from the right. Fill light was a small softbox just to give a tiny fill and spark to the eye. To the background there was a Elinchrom light with a reflector and grid.