Composites are an amazing way to bring a child's imagination and dreams to life. That includes you kids that never grew up too. We know you have dreams.
I'm sure you've heard the phrase "it was photoshopped". Often times we hear it when someone fixes a women's imperfections. Other times it is what we call a composited image. A composite is an image that is created using 2 or more images. A composite can be as simple as putting someone on a different background or adding something to an image. It can also be very complex. Just creating a background for an image can use tons of images. That's not even including the subjects.
Here is an example of a simple addition to an image I took...
Obviously in this case, unicorns are not real. So this beautiful creature was added in later. I love doing these types of images for little girls. They dream of unicorns and mermaids. It is amazing knowing you can bring their dreams to life, even if it is only in print.
Composites are not as easy as copying and pasting. As many may think. They are a lot of work and take a lot of skill. Photoshop can be a very over whelming program, if you do not know it well. Fortunately, I have a degree in photography. Within my course load, I took photoshop classes. We also used photoshop in many photography classes to complete our projects. I continue grow my skills and practices through programs and memberships I take part in.
I will get into some of the techniques and processes in a later blog. I will walk you through an entire composite compilation. You will be able to see the steps it takes to create one of these amazing images. I will show you something with a few steps but nothing too easy or hard.
Some composites having many parts and/or techniques that need to be used. While others are, as easy as, adding in a few elements and blending it to make it look real. Some composites are created for safety reasons. For example, a lot of newborn images are composites so the baby is always safe. Some composites take days and some take hours. Sometimes I have everything I need to create your work of art. Other times I have to buy digital items or create something to bring work of art together.
Because every composite is different, I offer composite sessions. Each session is different and in a later blog I will discuss how they work. I will also discuss how to I determine what you get from your session.
Composites are a great way to document and share your child's personality, interests and dreams. It is also a great way to capture fun family relationships.
This blog series is something I am excited about and I hope you enjoy. Composite sessions are my favorite! I love creating something unique and full of creativity. If you have any questions about composites please comment on this blog. I will also be making a post on Peaceful Moment Photography's Facebook page. The post will be pinned at the top of the page and easy to find. Please leave any questions. I will be doing a Facebook Live Video to discuss your questions.
I hope this little intro into composite images has helped you understand how amazing they can be. Next week I will discuss why and what they are used for.
See you next week
Peace and Love,
Hello! Hillary, Peaceful Moments Photographer. here to give you insight into sessions, events and whatever else you may find interesting.